March 13, 2024

Murder at the Kentlands Mansion: Eat, Drink and Be Murdered on March 15-16

Only one person knows the secret ingredient to Wild Irish Rose Whiskey: Grandma Rose O'Riley McFadden. Her failing health brings together the two feuding sides of her family, the McFaddens and the O'Rileys, to celebrate her 80th birthday. The rest is for the audience to figure out in “Murder at the Kentlands Mansion,” which will be presented Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16.

The Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Rd. in Gaithersburg. Guests will enjoy an evening with a buffet of sweet treats. A cash bar will be available for those 21 and older. Photo ID will be required for alcohol sales. The show will be presented at 6 p.m. on March 15 and at 2 and 8 p.m. on March 16. Tickets are available at AudienceView Professional (

Murder at the Mansion: Eat, Drink and Be Murdered is recommended for ages 15 and up. Online ticket sales end one hour prior to performance. For more information, contact Kentlands Mansion.

In this show, each clan hopes Grandma Rose will pass on the secret to the "proper" branch of the family. The whiskey-rich McFaddens need the secret to keep the family distillery in business, while the dirt poor O'Rileys want it to restore what is rightfully theirs. Of course, if Rose passes over before she passes on the secret, both sides will pass out.

The show is presented in partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions.