New Mexico’s premier murder-mystery dinner theatre where murder and laughs are always on the menu.

Join us for an evening of comedic, whodunit theatre accompanied by a multi-course dinner served by the suspects themselves.

Current Show

This christmas could get ugly

Foul Play Cafe, New Mexico’s premier murder mystery dinner theatre, presents its latest show you’ll die for – This Christmas Could Get Ugly by Becky Hill Martin.

It is a hard-candy Christmas at Knacker AutoPlex. In lieu of a Christmas bonus, Neal Knacker has invited his employees and their guests to his family home to celebrate with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Contest. Much to everyone’s surprise, Neal’s black sheep brother, Nick, crashes the event with the family matriarch.  Things get a little wild and woolly when accusations of embezzling, infidelity and altogether naughtiness fly like reindeer. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and find out who is naughty, who is nice, and who ends up getting nothing for Christmas.  

This Christmas Could Get Ugly runs Saturdays from November 23 thru December 28, with a special New Year’s Eve show on December 31. Admission includes a four-course meal, a load of laughs, actor improvisation and audience participation.

This show is portable and available for private parties – to inquire, please contact the box office at 505-377-9593.

UP NEXT

  • Our next show will run Saturdays in February, March and April with a special Valentine’s show (February 14).

Our Menu

All meals include the following:

  • Tossed salad of mixed greens, tomato, carrot, cucumber and seasoned croutons your choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing (children’s meals come with a fruit cup in place of salad)
  • Mixed vegetable and rice soup (gluten free, vegetarian)
  • Dinner rolls with butter
  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Iced water and iced tea
  • Starbucks regular and decaf coffee, served with dinner and dessert

Entree Options:

  • Chicken (gluten free) –  Honey glazed, pan seared chicken breast topped with warm cranberry sauce, served with whipped potatoes and braised broccolini.
  • Beef (gluten free) –  Sliced beef pot roast topped with tender carrot, celery, mushroom and demi-glace sauce, served with whipped potatoes and braised broccolini.
  • Vegetarian (gluten free, can be made vegan) – Sliced eggplant rolled and stuffed with ratatouille, roasted and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Youth Options (for kids 12 and under):

  • Cheeseburger– Cheeseburger with French Fries.
  • Chicken Fingers– Crispy Chicken Fingers with French Fries.

PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS. WE ARE HAPPY MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS UP UNTIL 11AM THE DAY OF THE SHOW.

Tickets

ADMISSION

Price of admission includes the show and your dinner. Specialty drinks and gratuity are not included.

  • Adults – $52.99
  • Youth (12 years and under) – $29.99

DATES + TICKETS

This Christmas Could Get Ugly will run each Saturday from November 23 to December 28, with a special New Year’s Eve show, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown (2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque). Doors open each evening at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are purchased through our ticketing partner, Accelevents. Tickets are sold online until 11 a.m. the day of the performance. Please contact the box office at 505-377-9593 to purchase tickets after 11 a.m. on the day of a show.

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