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Murder and other fun things – off the wall whodunit play script

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MURDER AND OTHER FUN THINGS – OFF THE WALL WHODUNIT PLAY SCRIPT

Murder is the mischief in this grand tale, when a burglar wanders into the Von Cash household but does not make it out alive (lucky for him if you ask me). The butler, the chef, the gardener, the maid,
the clairvoyant and even the madam of the house, Ms. Chattel Von Cash herself (an outrage if you ask her, darling), are all suspects when Detective Schenectady takes it upon himself (poor
unsuspecting sod) to investigate the case.

Old money meets new money madness as the detective discovers this will not be a routine examination of the events of this one day. From the body popping up in different locations within the house itself, to the chef insisting upon using it as his next main ingredient, Schenectady has to defy the amazing obstacles set before him by the extreme
personalities who run the Von Cash mansion. When the culprit is exposed, all hell not so muchbreaks loose, as explodes into something Von Cash would dread to see on her carpet, darling.

Truth will out! But don’t expect to love the consequences, darling.

Author: Geoffrey Stoddard

Genre: Off The Wall Whodunit play script, comedy

Type: Three act play

Cast: 4M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 3 hours

Set: Changes with the acts.

Act one: A living room. Center stage sits a couch with a coffee table before it. Right center is a small round table with two chairs on either side of it. Up right is a tall bar.

Act two: Operating Room. A table sits in the middle of the room horizontally with a body upon it, face up, the head on the right end.

Act three: Living room

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – the length of the play.

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Cost is $5 for this new digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Murder and other fun things

Copyright February 2016 Geoffrey Stoddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Parlor City Noir – whodunit script

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PARLOR CITY NOIR – WHODUNIT SCRIPTS

It is the 1940’s – the era of hard boiled detectives and gangsters. Nick Holliday, PI and his girl Friday Dora Chase are hired by a grieving widow to find the murderer of her husband, an art gallery owner named Peter DeLucci. But as Nick and Dora soon find out there is nothing routine about this case, as they run afoul of a Numbers Racketeer and a shadowy underworld figure calling themselves the Sicilian all leading to an ending that is sure to surprise.

Endless Mountains Theatre Company November production of Parlor City Noir has been nominated for nine awards including Best Drama, Best original Production and Best overall production.

Further Performance History:

University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom – 2017

Read about playwright David Schmidt.

Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Whodunit, Crime

Type: Three act  whodunit script

Length: Two Hours

Number of Actors:  8, eight actors. 4M 4F

Suitable for: All ages

Set: A 1940’s style detective’s office. A large wooden desk and swivel chair are CENTER. An old chair for clients sits in front of the desk. A sofa is set against the right wall of the office. A metal filing cabinet and a coat tree can be found in another corner. On the desk is a name plate that reads NICK HOLLIDAY, PI. A window with the reversed inscription SILVER SHIELD INVESTIGATIONS NICK HOLLIDAY PI painted on it looks out upon the city. A door connecting the outer office to the detective’s office bears a frosted glass pane with the reversed inscription NICK HOLLIDAY, PRIVATE DETECTIVE on it. A bottle of scotch and two glasses are set on one corner of the desk. A bulletin board cluttered with wanted posters and other papers hangs on one wall of the office.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – a great amdram play with fantastic audience reviews

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost $7 for this previously staged digital play with great reviews

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Parlor City Noir

Copyright March 2014 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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