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Love and ‘Marriage’ (and Murder): Dinner and a show perfect for a frightful fall

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Eric and Jayne Post, in character and ready for fun at “Marriage Can Be Murder.”
(Richard Faverty)

How does a show celebrate 20 years in Las Vegas? Ask “Marriage Can Be Murder” at the D. Stars Eric and Jayne Post also celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary in October, just in time for Halloween.

This interactive dinner show in Las Vegas thrives on their interplay and takes place in an intimate showroom seating 150 to 175 guests. Jayne plays ditzy hostess D.D., while Eric’s role is the over-eager, short-shorts wearing Lt. Post.

Arrive early, because shenanigans start promptly at 6 p.m., and actors are planted among the guests. As the show involves murder, some of them won’t get dessert.

And, what goes better with murderous entertainment than a menu starting with the “Pre-Killing Course.” The “Main Corpse,” er… course, offers three options: Dead Meat, Fowl Play and Hasta La Pasta. The dining experience is topped off with “Death By Sugar.”

How did the Posts’ “lethal” formula come about? Eric received a degree in acting from CalArts before spending 10 years as a Navy aviator during the Cold War. He’s also a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. Not-so-ditzy Jayne is an accomplished actor, pastor and author.

The couple’s first date was miniature golf, with a side of great comic timing. They started their “murderous” escapades with a show in the Reno-Tahoe area, then slowly tested the water in Las Vegas at different locations, including the former Showboat on Boulder Highway, the Egg & I on West Sahara, the Four Queens downtown and finally Fitzgeralds (now the D). Now “Marriage Can Be Murder” is performed nightly with rotating cast members.

Improv comedy with a theme, no two shows are alike. Audience participation helps fuel the comedy. “The dinner show breaks down inhibitions,” said Eric. “Murder is the vehicle to interact and for the comedy. It’s having fun with people and our job is mining for gems.”

The Posts have 80 different scripts and freshen the show every few months including holiday programs. This show is murder at its best!


-Jackie Brett, Custom Publishing Writer