Mystery for Hire returns with a performance of “Mystery at KDED-The Last Days of Radio” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Senator Inn in Augusta, doors open at 6 p.m.

“One of our long time actors, Brian Files, has written an outrageous script that highlights the days of radio back in the 1950s,” said Dan Marois, who with his wife, Denise, have operated Mystery for Hire for 22 years, according to a news release from Marois. “Audience members become part of a live radio show and they are encouraged to wear their favorite 1950s outfits.”

“If you like comic interactive fun, the show is a treat,” said Marois in the release. “It also appeals to people who like to dine out, party a bit, and who enjoy theater.”

Mystery for Hire is Maine’s longest running professional mystery dinner theater troupe, they have performed more than 800 shows. Most of their business is for private group functions, but they also have maintained public shows at the Senator Inn on a regular basis.

“Our public shows offer guests a chance to enjoy an evening of entertainment and dining all in one experience,” said Marois in the release.

The cast for the radio show includes Mystery for Hire favorites, including Bob LeBlanc, originally from western Maine, Brian Files from Gardiner, Julie Poulin, Kathleen Nation and Amanda Hinsey from Monmouth and Greg Simpson of Minot.

“Some members of this cast have performed together for over 20 years. They know how to inspire each other in a performance and how to make the audience experience exceptionally fun,” said Marois in the release.

Tickets, which cost $45 per person, included the mystery show, a full buffet, tax and gratuity.

For reservations or more information, stop by the Senator Inn, call 622-8800, ext. 282, or visit

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