Mummy Dearest!

Young Friends of the Penn Museum Present Mystery Theater in the Penn Museum’s Upper Egyptian Gallery Thursday, May 7, at 6:00 pm

10 APRIL 2009, PHILADELPHIA, PA—Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, murder and intrigue all unfold among the ancient Egyptian artifacts of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 07 May 2009 when the Young Friends of the Penn Museum present Mummy Dearest!

Actors from Philadelphia-based interactive entertainment company Without A Cue perform a fully scripted, interactive murder mystery revolving around the unearthing of an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb. Audience members become part of the story, as hostess with the mostess Imma N. Denile throws a surprise party for her archaeologist-husband Dr. Richard Denile; the party soon turns deadly.

As the evening progresses, the audience must find evidence, suspects, and ultimately solve the crime. Top crime solvers win prizes, including tickets to the Ghost of Tours Philadelphia, People’s Light and Theatre Company, and the Wilma Theater, and restaurant gift certificates to Estia and The Field House.

Mummy Dearest! attendees must be 21 years old. Advance tickets for are $40; $30 for Penn Museum Members, or just $100 for a four-person team. Tickets at the door, as available, are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling (215) 898-4890.

Young Friends of the Penn Museum is a group of active Museum members ages 21 to 45 whose mission is to raise awareness, support, and promote the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibitions, acquisitions, expeditions, and conservations amongst the region’s young professionals.

Mummy Dearest! would not have been possible without the support and sponsorship of Flaster Greenberg, Victory Brewing Company, Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 Rye Vodka, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Brielle Duym, and the Borgata Heart and Soul Foundation, and event co-chairs Alexis Arena and Olga Wayne. The event has been generously underwritten, in part, by Theodore and Schuy Wood.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located at 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia, is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage. For general information, visitors may call (215) 898-4000, or visit the Museum’s award-winning website at

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