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Throwback dinner offers killer menu, made-to-order crime scene


Student Activities hosted a 1980s-themed Murder Mystery Dinner in the Thompson Professional Development Center on Saturday, performed by the Oxymorons improvisational comedy troupe from Harrisburg and catering to amateur sleuths and armchair gourmets alike.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

The prom theme carries over to the table setting.
The prom theme carries over to the table setting.

The audience stares in disbelief as the crime is committed ... but whodunnit?
The audience stares in disbelief as the crime is committed … but whodunnit?

Culinary arts technology major Lauren N. Meszaros, of Starruca, is among those making the meal happen.
Culinary arts technology major Lauren N. Meszaros, of Starruca, is among those making the meal happen.

Student Shaqira S. Drummond (left), of Williamsport, and her Aunt Danielle
Student Shaqira S. Drummond (left), of Williamsport, and her Aunt Danielle

The playfully prepared and wittily named fare includes Mac-a-Phrooney and Cheese-stuffed chicken with asiago sauce, fresh vegetables, and '80s Hipster Fried Potato Garnish.
The playfully prepared and wittily named fare includes Mac-a-Phrooney and Cheese-stuffed chicken with asiago sauce, fresh vegetables, and ’80s Hipster Fried Potato Garnish.

Patrons ponder the clues ... and the potential suspects among 'em.
Patrons ponder the clues … and the potential suspects among ’em.

Enjoying their evening (from left) are student Scott W. Master (sporting a "Prom Queen" sash), of Gifford; Matthew J. Danner, of Taylor; and Mark A. Fink, of Jersey Shore.
Enjoying their evening (from left) are student Scott W. Master (sporting a “Prom Queen” sash), of Gifford; Matthew J. Danner, of Taylor; and Mark A. Fink, of Jersey Shore.

Among the delicacies: bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed dates
Among the delicacies: bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed dates

In search of a "murderer"
In search of a “murderer”

In order to solve this mystery, you can't take your eyes off anyone!
In order to solve this mystery, you can’t take your eyes off anyone!

The servers, too, were enthralled by the scenario.
The servers, too, were enthralled by the scenario.

Cassandra D. Henderson, of Hazel Hurst, shares a captivating suspicion with her table (including alumnus Christopher J. Morrin, left, who holds a bachelor's and two associate degrees from Penn College).
Cassandra D. Henderson, of Hazel Hurst, shares a captivating suspicion with her table (including alumnus Christopher J. Morrin, left, who holds a bachelor’s and two associate degrees from Penn College).

 

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