Murder at the Deadwood Saloon
Monday, December 5 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

On Monday, December 5, Campus Dining Services will host our first ever Murder Mystery Dinner, and you can participate in this fun and sure-to-be memorable event. The evening will be complete with a Western-themed murder mystery plot, delicious food, costumes, and so much more. Bring your friends, meet new people, and see if you can figure out whodunit.

Harry High-Stakes

Saloon Owner

As the organizer of this grand event, Harry has a lot at stake if it not successful!

This character should be played by someone who is very forthcoming and not shy. This guest will also need to address the guests at the beginning of the party.

Henrietta High-States

Wife to Harry High-Stakes

Spending less and less time at the saloon lately, could Henrietta be into something or someone else?

Since Henrietta likes to be the center of attention, the guest who plays her should be outgoing but also conniving.

Gambling Jack


The best hand in poker either side of the Mississippi, Jack has not lost a major tournament in the last five years. Until now.

The guest who plays Jack should be confident, smooth, and able to lie through his teeth.

Anna Belle

Wife to Gambling Jack

Known as her husband’s good luck charm, some say Anna Belle is the reason Gambling Jack never loses.

The guest who plays Anna Belle should be boisterous, brash and, above all, devoted.

Mitch Maverick

Traveling Businessman

As the winner of the tournament, many question how a businessman could have such great card skills. Could Mitch be the next poker phenomenon?

The guest who plays Mitch needs to be sneaky, suspicious and able to talk his way out of anything.

Holly Hickok


A real southern belle with a flare for poker, many wonder what a girl like Holly this doing in the Wild West?

This guest will need to be independent and fun.

Clay Coldwell


A once known poker-great, Clay may not longer be lucky in cards, but he may be proving to be lucky in love.

This character can be played by a guest who desires to keep a lower profile.

Montgomery Money

Land Investor

Arriving just this last night, word is Montgomery has his eye on purchasing the saloon and is using this traveling opportunity to seize it.

This character should be played by a guest who is dignified, but ruthless in business.

Elizabeth Money

Wife of Montgomery Money

Although Elizabeth has been here scouting land prospects for her husband all week, she is still not used to the rough and rugged ways of the West.

The guest who plays this character will need to exhibit an uppity and proper attitude towards the other guests – whether fake or genuine.

Jesse Wales


Is Jesse here to meet up with old acquaintances or is this purely a business trip?

This guest will need to have a very rough and rugged persona.

Minnie Money


As the sheltered daughter of Montgomery and Elizabeth Money, Minnie’s first trip out west has been an adventure that has taught her a lot about the wild ways of the West and the people it breeds.

This character is young and full of spunk and spitfire.

Banker Bob

Bank Owner

After the Bank of Deadwood was robbed earlier this week, Bob suspects the culprit is someone in need of ante money for the poker tournament. Will Bob take justice into his own hands to punch the bandit?

This guest will be a real businessman who is very professionally driven.

Banker Bonnie

Wife of Banker Bob

Desperate for Bob’s attention, Bonnie will do anything to get it. Anything.

This guest will be played by a woman who is sneaky and ruthless. Rest assured, this guest wants to save her marriage more than anything.

Sheriff Sam

Deadwood Sheriff

Although Sam is considered the law enforcement of this town, it has been said the only way to get anything ‘enforced’ is by padding Sam’s wallet.

This character is immoral and a pushover who will do anything for money.

Marshall Dalton

Federal Marshall

The Marshall was assigned to Deadwood to insure that there is no unlawful activity at the poker tournament. With outlaw rule becoming the way of the West these days, it is time the federal government put some order into place.

The guest who plays this character will need to be willing to take charge and comfortable talking to everyone at the party, both one on one and in a group.

Poker Alice

Poker Dealer

Alice works for the saloon dealing poker, but could she be hiding more than her love for her favorite bartender?

The guest who plays Alice will have many layers and is interesting and independent.

Sally Starr

Saloon Girl

Because of Sally’s strong allegiance to both Harry and Henrietta High-Stakes, Sally will see to it that the saloon thrives at all costs – but what price is too high to pay?

This guest will be both outgoing and loyal.

Taffy Garrette

Saloon Girl

Taffy is the eyes and ears of the saloon, someone who might know a little too much about what is about to go down.

The guest who plays this character needs to be both talkative, gossipy and willing to spread the news she discovers.

Black Barbara


Barabra has been in town all week and no one knows quite why.

The guest who plays this character should be sneaky and opinionated.


Saloon Bartender and Bookkeeper

Billy knows the saloon life from every side of the coin and has his own suspicions about who is holding the saloon back from succeeding.

This character is a determined individual whose main goal is to save his job while winning the heart of Poker Alice.