The Theft of the Dunwich Diamond: An Interactive "Whodunit" Mystery (inspired by Agatha Christie) for ages 10-15 ~ with Brian Hurwitz

The Theft of the Dunwich Diamond: An Interactive "Whodunit" Mystery (inspired by Agatha Christie) for ages 10-15 ~ with Brian Hurwitz

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Age Group: Suitable for ages 10-15

Number of Sessions: 1

Date & Time of Session:  TBD

Duration: 90 minutes 

 

*No previous experience with Agatha Christie is necessary.

 

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An anniversary gift from her late husband, the Dunwich diamond was Lady Winterbrooke’s most prized possession. At just over 30 carats, the legendary jewel was bluer than a sapphire, more priceless than any Picasso and kept in a London bank vault for 364 days of the year. But on the 365th, the Winterbrooke family gathered at the dowager’s country estate to celebrate her birthday. And throughout the seven- course meal, the Dunwich diamond would dangle from a simple gold chain hung around Lady Winterbrooke’s neck.

Her 75th was proving to be her best yet… until a storm knocks out the power and her necklace is stolen in the dark. With the only suspects stranded by the storm, you’ll have to deduce who took and what they did with it before the thief can make their escape.

In this interactive 'whodunit,' you will be challenged to find clues, establish motives, assess alibis and identify a murderer. Participation in the investigation offers you an opportunity to follow in Hercule Poirot's footsteps or invoke their inner Miss Marple by solving a crime few could crack. And by playing an active part in the case, you will gain a deeper understanding of Christie's 'whodunit' formula and her approach to creating unforgettable characters.

*No previous experience with Agatha Christie is necessary.

Brian Hurwitz has spent the past fifteen years creating and writing films and TV shows for such companies as Hulu, Cinemax, Lifetime, Mattel, Paramount, DMG Entertainment, Tri-Star Pictures and NBC/Universal. Currently, he is a member of UCLA's Department of Communication where he lectures on film history, mass media and oral communication. He regularly participates on panels at media festivals and conferences but rarely gets the opportunity to display his palm reading proficiency. His first novel, a YA gothic murder mystery Demon Season, was acquired by Dolphin Films and is currently being developed into a feature film franchise.

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