Glenbow Archives: NA-2186-52
Title: Burton-Deane house on west bank of Elbow River, Calgary, Alberta.
Date: August 21, 1929
Remarks: Royal North-west Mounted Police building. Prior to being moved across river. Temporary bridge-work under construction, by Charles Riddock.
Please note that the Deane House will not be available for 2013 Christmas events as we will be closed as of August 1st, 2013 for extensive renovations.
Thank you for your patronage!
Public Murder Mystery
- Timing: 6 pm Cocktails, 7 pm Meal & Show.
- Location: The Deane House Restaurant, 806 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
- Cost: Four course served meal, show and gratuity $75 + gst per person.
- For reservations, please call the Deane House at 403-269-7747.
Upcoming Public Shows 2013
May 24: Cruising For Trouble - a Pegasus Mystery by Donna Tunney
When Andrea Dorea booked a cruise, she expected a relaxing trip around the Caribbean - not a row down The Bow with skipper Ty Tannic. As if that wasn’t enough to turn the tide, Barry de Treasure appears on deck. With a map and a shovel. Will they find a dead man’s chest? Or leave a dead man in their wake?
June 14, 28 & July 19: It’s The Big Bang, Deary - A Pegasus Mystery by Donna Tunney
When retired physicist Keldon Shooper tries to get away from it all for a much needed rest, he finds himself surrounded by noise – a group of wannabe rock stars rehearsing in the house to his right and a bunch of contractors using a demolition ball on the building to his left. If that isn’t bad enough, his old next door neighbour Jenny, a former waitress, shows up with an axe to grind. Forget about soft kitty, warm kitty – this hellcat has her claws out. And, unlike Keldon, she has nine lives.
Please call The Deane House at 403-269-7747.
Private Murder Mystery (January - July)
Presented by Fort Calgary with Pegasus Performances, comic Murder Mysteries are fun,
unique, intimate dinner theatre. Guests play the role of detective,trying to deduce "who dunnit".
Show Details [pdf]
Mystery guests find a helpful ballot at their dining table, which assists
them in playing detective, then actors enter and perform scenes amongst them. The action is up-close and intimate and guests can just sit back,
laugh and enjoy, or inter-act. These episodes introduce the characters and motives - while setting the scene for FUN!
At some point during the soup and salad service a dramatic 'murder' occurs.
A dinner break is then taken for your guests to enjoy their delicious entree.
After a sumptuous entrée, further fun scenarios are performed where accusations abound. Listen closely, get involved with other guests, exchange clues and ideas,
And most importantly - HAVE FUN!
The audience is invited upstairs to the Captain's room where a mock trial is held
with members of the audience able to question the suspects. As ACT III concludes,
guests return to the dining room where dessert is served.
Shrewd detectives ponder their conclusions and complete the ballot provided.
The cast returns and in a comic presentation explains the actual solution,
awarding a certificate and prize to the evening's Super Sleuth.
Evening Details [pdf]
A typical evening would run as follows:
- 6:00 pm - Doors open
- 7:00 pm - Act I commences
- 7:05 pm - Dinner service begins
- 10:30 pm - Murder Mystery is completed
Cost is $75.00 per person. This includes a four course dinner, entertainment and gratuity on the food.
A minimum of 35 guests is required for a private show.
Once booked you may choose a stock script or a customized performance.
For customized performances, Pegasus will forward a questionnaire for you to complete and return. Pegasus can also custom create personalized script with insider jokes, pertinent references and even characters based on people from within your group (Kill off the boss! or flatter/imitate a favorite employee). Ask Pegasus for pricing details.
Jessica Canie, Catering Coordinator
Fort Calgary & The Deane House
Phone: 403-290-1875 extension 241