Join us for this special River City Revue, Murder on the Mississippi. Part social event, part theater production, and all aboard the Jonathan Padelford! Cruise down the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique riverboat experience.
It is Saint Paul in the 1920’s. Prohibition is in full force and the city has become a sanctuary for Chicago gangsters looking to escape the violence of their own city for a time. The rules are clear: Chicago gangsters don’t kill each other in Saint Paul. Tommy Callaghan is a mid-level liquor runner from Saint Paul. He’s made enough money as a middle man shipping booze to his contact in Illinois and he’s used it to buy a riverboat where he sells booze and encourages some friendly card playing. He’s invited some of his friends to join him on the boat this evening but there’s one problem: One of his friends is angry about something. Angry enough to kill. As passengers board the boat, they will learn a murder has taken place and their host, Tommy Callaghan won’t be present for the evening. They will have ninety minutes to figure out what happened before they arrived and who is to blame. Presented by Fearless Comedy Productions, Murder on the Mississippi will integrate information about the river, gangster lore of the 1920’s, and even structures on shore that were present in the time period as part of a comedic murder mystery where the audience is the detective.
Tickets to River City Revue are $18, or $15 for members of Mississippi Park Connection. Learn more about membership and how you can support the National Park Service here.
Special thanks to the City of St. Paul’s Cultural STAR program for supporting River City Revue.
River City Revue is a summer series of social events on the Mississippi River in our national park, brought to you by Mississippi Park Connection, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, and Fearless Comedy Productions. Each program brings to life a different theme, presenting diverse perspectives on our Great River. River City Revues feature live music, interactive activities, short science and history talks, and opportunities to get up close and personal with the Mississippi River.