case at the edge of the woods:

Murder mystery tours at the fort la reine museum

"Case at the Edge of the Woods" will be the 7th Mystery at the Museum hosted at the Fort la Reine Museum in Portage la Prairie. Produced by local film and theatre collective Sunbean Entertainment, the immersive and interactive murder mystery tours begin at night, led by a charming Detective. As the participants move about the early 20th century village, they will encounter various characters, discover clues and by the end of the show, decide who is guilty of the murder. With various possible outcomes, the experience will be fun, unique and filled with intrigue.

During the evenings of September 15, 16, 22 and 23, explore a fictional small town film noir with memorable characters to help solve a mystery. 

Reserve your tickets now for Mystery at the Museum:
Case at the Edge of the Woods.


Following the continuing drafts of World War II, Canada’s small town of Bloom, Manitoba, lives in a state of unease. Although they are far from the chaos, the threat of potential danger is a fear that encourages the collective bravery from many local officials. Those of the highest caliber of merit are from Bloom’s police department, home to Inspector James Buchanan, and Constable Basil Johnson.

Two young men have been recently relieved from their posts in the war and have returned home to become rangers for Riding Mountain National Park. One is a dashing, young, newly engaged man, Nicholas Thompson, and and the other a married man, Eddie Kendrick, who is the owner of a large farm at the edge of Bloom’s woods. When Kendrick is brutally murdered in his study after an evening of socializing with Thompson and his fiance, Darla Merriweather, Buchanan is plagued with concern and confusion. Hunters have taken up house in Bloom for the winter, medical interns are stationed in the town and a young reporter weasels her nose a bit too close to the case for Buchanan’s liking. Suddenly, the whole town becomes woven into this tragedy, and Buchanan’s initial suspicion of Nicholas Thompson becomes clouded with uncertainty.

There are new people on the block this year, and Buchanan, along with his partner Constable Basil Johnson, must unravel this mystery before the killer strikes again.

Watch the Promotional Video from last year's show to learn what to expect:

Don't know what you're missing? Check out the promotional video for last year's Mystery production. 
Mystery at the Museum: Case of the Murder Oak.