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Who dunnit plays, detective, murder mysteries etc.

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Off The Wall Plays – Online Play Publishers since 2010

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Off The Wall Plays is a  young, online publishing house whose aim is to attract quality playwrights with fresh, new ideas as opposed to our larger competitors.  We accept your plays free of charge. Off The Wall Plays will publish your play and get it out there for you. If your play sells, you will get 80% of the Royalties of each sale from the beginning.

Because Off The Wall Plays is a smaller publishing house, we have the resources and time it needs to get your play out there. We put a synopsis and sample of your your play on the front page of the website, when your play goes live, so it gets seen and not just filed into a genre with thousands of other plays. It stays in our top ten new plays for the next few months.We place a sample of your script on the website, not the full play so no one will be able to illegally use your work.

If your play sells well, we will add it to our “Best Sellers” list, automatically ranking it higher than ordinary plays, the price increases, and so do your Royalties. Plays bought to be used for a run or a season will also have license fees that will be paid by the organization that purchased the play, and 50% of those will go to the authors as well.

Once your play has been submitted, your play will be reviewed by our editor, who will contact you. Please have a look at our guidelines for submitting your play – by following these guidelines it will help your play sell.  We don’t mind correcting the odd typo, but plays with many spelling mistakes, missing punctuation marks and poor grammar will be sent back to the authors for correction before they can be considered for publishing, so please make sure yours is 100% first before you send it! We also try to get back to authors within a few days at most so they will know almost immediately that their script has been received and whether or not it will be published.

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The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde – short whodunits

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF CHRISTINE WILDE – SHORT WHODUNITS

In “The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde,” Lynn, an actress in her fifties, visits the home of Caryl, a current and famous star of the stage. They get to talking and the mysterious death of young Christine Wilde, when they were all young and in the theatre together many years ago, comes up. Who did kill Christine? And why would they do it?

This play is a nice period piece for two older and two younger women with a small male part. It was staged as part of the Franklin Players Festival in 2011.  Read more about playwright Lianne Gill.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

St. Mary’s Welling Players, London, UK – 2018

Author: Lianne Gill

Characters: 5 (4F/1M)

Genre: Drama, short whodunits, One Act Play

Type: One Act Play

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 2F middle aged, 2F young 20″s, 1M young 20’s-30s

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Cost is $7 for this previously performed digital script

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Copyright December 2011 Lianne Gill Off The Wall Play Publishers

Jack Masterson and the Case of Absurdity – a two act teen farce

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JACK MASTERSON AND THE CASE OF ABSURDITY – A TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

In this two act farce, Jack Masterson has just started a private detective agency with his friend Lisa and they are awaiting their first case when Miss Lovely walks through their door in need of assistance.  It seems that a priceless family heirloom of Miss Lovely’s has gone missing and she needs Jack to find it for her.  Jack gladly accepts the case and starts by checking out the scene of the crime and questions Miss Lovely’s maid, Yvette and her obnoxious neighbor Sandra Moody.

Jack comes to the conclusion that his old nemesis, Professor D. Veous must have some information on the whereabouts of the missing heirloom.  While Jack goes off to question the Professor at his headquarters underneath the local Happy Hamburger Hut, Lisa goes down to Club Shady to question some of the local thugs about the theft.  While there she runs into Jack’s biggest rival Detective O’Malley who decides to help her out questioning the criminal element.  What heirloom could possibly worth so much trouble?  With three different endings it could be anything!!!

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 18 (12F/6M)

Genre: Comedy, Two act Farce, TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

Type: Full Length Stage Play in 2 acts

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: Any ages

Ages of Actors: Teen and Up

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a Summer Youth Play.  It was also nominated for Best Original Writing in 2002 by the Desert Theatre League of Palm Springs.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Maranatha Baptist University-Music and Drama Camp, WI, USA -2017
Towson High School, MD, USA – 2017

Michael Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years and has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001.

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cost is $9 for this digital play script

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Copyright October 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

Luke Warm – a bizarre one act “superhero beats villain” comedy script

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LUKE WARM – SUPERHERO COMEDY SCRIPT

WARNING: MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME READERS

In this superhero comedy script,  Luke Warm (Crime Fighting Machine) and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Mike
Alpha November), have been tasked with thwarting the diabolical villain Canto Knees, and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Vanilla Sheik), before they destroy the southern hemisphere with a giant laser cannon. They are assisted by Little Miss Buffet
(Private Dick), a black sidekick housekeeper (Mavis), and an Extra. Featuring Russians, cuckoo clocks and a speech impediment, Luke Warm will make your nose bleed in this superhero comedy script.

Author:Brett Baxter

Characters: 2M, 2F, 2N, 1 extra

Genre: Superhero comedy script

Length: 25 Minutes

Ages of Performers: Twenties Up

Suitable For: PG advised – contains some offensive content

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting stereotyping correct

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Price: $6.50 for this digital play script

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Copyright August 2011  Brett Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Ralph – a funny film noir play

comedy maskfilm noir playRALPH – A FUNNY FILM NOIR PLAY

 

Meet Ralph Spade, trying to make a living as a Private Eye  in his cheap downtown office. When Sam Malone comes to Ralph, to investigate the disappearance of  his girlfriend, Ralph takes the case.  Ralph, the detective is a colourful character whose brain is a sharp as a knife, but has also been muddled by years of alcohol. When it turns out that the parrot is also dead in this tongue in cheek film noir play, things take a bizarre twist in this off the wall Monty Python meets Film Noir style comedy.

Performance History:

Franklin and Friends festival of one act plays – 2010
Pleasant Valley High School – 2015

Author: Dewan Demmer

Cast: Cast Two M

Genre: Film Noir + Comedy + Crime

Difficulty: 6/10 (Achieving the Film Noir Feel)

Suitable for: Suitable for all ages

Ages of Performers: Teen and Adult

Length: 20 minutes

Set: Simple –  the crummy downtown office of a private eye with a untidy desk with drawers and a coat rack. There is a chair for a client to sit on and a telephone on the desk.

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Cost is $9 for this previously staged digital script.

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Copyright © September 2010 Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits for you to enjoy:

Murder and other fun things – a full length off the wall black comedy and whodunit
Mascot Masquerade – a whodunit set at a costume party
Parlor City Noir – classic film noir whodunit

NEED HELP WITH EDITING YOUR PLAY? Online play script editing service

ONLINE PLAY SCRIPT EDITING

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Has your play been rejected by editors or sent back because of spelling and grammar?
Our online play script editing service can help. For just 20 cents a page, we can edit your play to the layout you require, fix any typos, spelling mistakes and grammar. It’s a service we offer our valued playwrights.  But you don’t need to publish with us to make use of this service. It’s up to you.

Once we have edited your script, we will return it to you in both PDF and word formats.  (Due to the number of different word programs on the market,  we cannot guarantee that your word program won’t alter the appearance of the document slightly. But the PDF format will be an exact replica.)

We always advise that you check your play thoroughly once you receive it to ensure you are happy with the changes we have made. Also please be aware that this service is only available in English, for now. Please let us know if you want your play in UK or American English as spelling and grammar differ slightly.

Once you have submitted your script, we will check it over and let you know the cost of editing it. We don’t charge for header and footer pages, only the body of the script. We don’t alter the original meaning of the script, only the English is corrected. This online play script editing service is run by Off The Wall Plays but is open to anyone who needs to use it.

Please attach your manuscript to this e mail link here for a free editing quote


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