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Act4Murder
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
List of Available Scripts
If you are a representative of a performance group seeking scripts to produce for a group outside of the Act4Murder performance area, here is a list of our orginal, available scripts. To purchase a script, select "Purchase Script" above, and then "Request Script."
A CONDO TO KILL FOR
A Five-Night Stay in a Five-Star Resort may be incentive...
for murder!
6 characters: 4 women, 2 men
Everybody wants to own a timeshare, right? Or a "Fractional Ownership Property," as Robin Hyde likes to say. Robin is here with her sidekick Owen Cash to encourage potential owners to hand over their cash and BUY TODAY! She has incentives and prizes galore that she can't wait to share with all her new buyers. Don't miss the fun! But remember, Five Nights at a Five Star may be incentive... for MURDER!
A VACATION TO DIE FOR
Backwoods meets Big Time when rednecks vacation on the Gulf.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Wynonna Dingess and Kitty Wunkus, a couple of good ole' gals from the back roads, take off for a vacation to visit Kitty's brother, Tommy Wunkus. Imagine their surprise when they find out he's playing bongos in a Mariachi band, along with old friend Bunky Wonky. It's fun and games until another old friend pops up, old grudges surface and those Mariachi tunes turn sour... then it becomes A Vacation to Die for!
BEDLAM IN CABIN B
A lavish party onboard a haunted yacht.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
First in the Cabin Mystery series - Step on deck and meet Barbie Duhl, hosting a party on a luxurious (and haunted) Party Boat. She's the event coordinator with big plans to make it unforgettable... if she can just get her "Party People" to cooperate: VJ the Crazy Voodoo DJ carries "Voodoo for Dummies" in his fringed, mystical bag. Phonet believes art imitates life so has no problem making the art of imitating art, her life. Fred Flint is a convicted arsonist who can't stop playing with matches. Catrina Cook is a nervous caterer who hopes you can't food poison guests twice in one year. And they're all joining Captain Stubby, the superstitious captain who's convinced his ship is haunted. So Welcome Aboard! But be careful, don't rock the boat, or this Picture Perfect Party might just end in murder! (Optional 7th character available if needed)
CHAOS ON THE CHRISTMAS CRUISE
A Christmas cruise.
6 characters: 4 women, 2 men
Second in the Cabin Mystery series - In BEDLAM IN CABIN B, Barbie Duhl's special event turned to disaster when the unexpected happened. Now Nina Colada is left to run the show, and the Christmas party on the cruise ship is the strangest one yet. VJ the Voodoo DJ left that last party with a sour taste in his mouth so changed his life, got a degree in business, and became a day-trader. Captain Stubby finally caved in and married Catrina Cooks. Phonet is tired of the single life. And why is Barbie's cousin, Skipper, so interested in everyone's personal life? You won't want to miss the fun OR the CHAOS ON THE CHRISTMAS CRUISE!
BEBOPPED at the SOCK HOP
A sock hop with a twist. Literally.
6 characters: 4 women, 2 men
Dig out those poodle skirts and and roll up your jeans for a Sock Hop that will have you out of your shoes and on the dance floor in no time. And this is no average Sock Hop - with a famous DJ, famous rock 'n roll star, giddy fans, starstruck teachers and a Principal with no principles, it's guaranteed to be a night of fun that will have you howling with laughter! But be careful, the twisting and turning at this sock hop might just turn deadly!
DEADLY VOWS
A tyrannical adulterer and his innocent wife renew their wedding vows.
6 characters: 4 women, 2 men - Subplot includes adultery
Join the powerful Toulong family as they renew their wedding vows amongst their strange family and friends. Find out who will bring down the mighty ketchup king, Tye Toulong, and his devoted wife Mary. Discover the truth about Misty, the teary-eyed psychologist. Meet the Toulong's business partners and best friends, Morvin and Veronica Goodfrend. Warm up to Nanny, who will thrill you with her best kept cleaning and cooking tips. But remember, this family has a secret to die for!
DEATH BY VALENTINE
A Candy Valentine Mystery
A party with an un-romantic twist!
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men - Subplot includes adultery
First in the Candy Valentine Mystery series, Hart Breaker is trying to throw the perfect Valentine's Day party for her daughter, Candy. She just can't get any cooperation from her "other" daughter, Coco Puff, her "current" husband, Drew Blood, her "friend," Bill Willkill, or her "brother," Rock Bottoms. Candy isn't impressed with anyone on the guest list and wants to go hang out with her friends instead, but gifts keep arriving from a secret admirer and she can't figure out a way to make her escape. Something has to be done to save this Valentine's Day party... but who will save Candy Valentine?
DEATH BY CUPCAKE
A Candy Valentine Mystery
Cupcake Wars with a murderous ending!
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
Third in the Candy Valentine Mystery series, Candy's new Cupcake shop is open, but her cozy celebration turns into a Cupcake War! Join the fun - hearts are throbbing in this delicious event full of Candy, Cupcakes and MURDER!
DECKED OUT FOR DEATH
Combining Swinging Singles with Family Fun equals a murderous cruise!
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Is it time for a wild, swinging SINGLES vacation on an exotic cruise ship, or a cruise for some good family fun in the sun? Only the Captain knows for sure. Between the chaos and the confusion, all anyone else knows for certain is there's bingo, shuffleboard and dominoes in store, the hot tub has a shallow end for the kiddies, and the only dancing planned is the Chicken Dance. While this sounds like a great time to many, there are some people on board who would like to trade in their bingo card for a session of Speed Dating! Join the crew on this lively cruise that proves love is in cards, even if they are playing Bridge and not Kissing Royals!
FATAL FOOTBALL FEVER
Prominent residents of a small town vie to own a football team.
7 characters: 3 women, 4 men - Subplot includes adultery
What happens when a small town becomes the potential site for a brand new professional football team? The town's wealthiest residents, Dan and Nancy Ann SeAnsee, would certainly like their names on the scoreboard, as would an aspiring entrepreneur, Andre Pennewer. Throw in two lovely, nouveau riche sisters, Les and Jesse Abelle, a love-sick mayor, Paul Tishen, and an ex-football player, Heathro Ancatch, and you've got a locker room full of trouble. Find out who scores and who is taken off the field in this deadly game!
FOUL PLAY on the SPEEDWAY
Stock car stars compete
off-the-track.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
Stock car sponsors Grayen Pree and King Petty honor their drivers tonight during this, the First Annual Dirtball Derby Driver Distinction and Fan Appreciation dinner. Meet Darlington Stripes, Sly Riter, Melissa Fobia and Lee Sherley as they receive their special awards and prizes, and entertain us all with their off-the-track antics. Between King's pranks and Melissa's temper tantrums it's a night you'll never forget. It's a fast track for fun... but faster still for murder!
HORSIN' AROUND WITH MURDER
A book-signing with a horse of a different color.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
The World Equestrian Games are comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports. The Games are held every four years, two years prior to the Olympic Games, and are governed by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). So what happens when FEI judges Taryn Wear and Deneeze Areshot, in town preparing for the games, find themselves at a dinner with reining champ and ex-boyfriend Steed Romper, freelance writer and new boyfriend Houston Dallas, and reining competitor Cheyenne Sassy? Nostrils flare, hooves stomp and tails thrash, so you better hold your horses - cause the race is on!
KILLER IN THE KITCHEN
A reality cooking show with deadly results!
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
Chef Bedford Shire Clanger has taken his cooking expertise and talent on the road! His Michelin-rated 3-star restaurant, Clanger's, is clanging for a reality-TV fan-base, so he and his crew travel around the country testing wanna-be chefs on the spot in his TV-Kitchen, Hot & Messy. With on-location cooking, celebrity judges and exciting new talent surrounding them, you'd think this night would be nothing but a mouth-watering feeding extravaganza! The only problem is, the appetizer is stunning, but the final course could KILL you.
KNOCK 'EM DEAD
Three Diva's clash when they unexpectedly turn up at the same event.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
Today's big-name Diva's, Augusta Wind, Marion Haste and Royal Payne, can't stand each other, but love all media attention, and will do ANYTHING to get the attention they crave. So, which Diva will show up tonight to pose for the paparazzi? Join us to find out, along with Don Kashane, their agent, Stan Back, a talented musician and keyboard player, and Rusty Pipes, an enthusiastic guest who can't wait for tonight's entertainment. But if you think all you're going to get is a night of star-packed music, think again, because someone is about to Knock 'Em Dead!
MURDER AT THE MONSTER BASH
A "spooky" Halloween party.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men - Subplot includes adultery
First in the Crump series - It's Halloween, and Ivana Crump is holding her biggest fundraiser yet - a costume party to raise funds for HOWSA. What's HOWSA? You'll have to ask Ivana. And while it seemed like a pretty good idea at first, she's having second thoughts now that she's found out what's buried underneath the restaurant! Her half-sisters, Iona and Isabella Crump, her ex-husband Conner, and her husband Clark, all agree, and wish this spooky night would end. But before the night is over, the coffin in the corner might turn out to be more than just a creepy decoration!
MAYHEM AT THE MONSTER BASH
A Halloween party with a twist.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men - Subplot includes adultery
Second in the Crump series - Ivana Crump's Halloween fundraiser for HOWSA took a terrible turn for the worse when someone was murdered during the event. But Ivana's an optimist and decides to forge ahead! While waiting for the police to arrive and investigate the mysterious death, she continues the party with the 2nd part of the night, a fundraiser for COWSA! What's COWSA? Ivana's keeping mum until after the silent auction. And while the rest of her guests are all understandably nervous, Ivana thinks she has just what they need to forget the earlier mishap and enjoy the evening at hand. Join Ivana and her family of Crumps during a Halloween celebration that will have you howling!
MURDER BY MERLOT
A wine-tasting judge threatens to ruin a wine-tasting event.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men - Subplot includes adultery
(FORMERLY TITLED GOOD GRAPE HUNTING) The Frudee Family has been in the wine-making business for years. Their winery, while not entirely successful, has managed to stay afloat despite the criticism of a local wine critic, Dr. William Beabore. But now the Frudee brothers, Doodie and Rudy, and their distant cousin, Judy, have made an amazing discovery, and they know they'll make a big splash with it in the wine world. Doodie's wife, Trudy, will do anything to help her husband, even if it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste, while Rudy's wife, Prudy, doesn't want to stain her reputation with a secret she'd rather keep to herself. Enjoy some wine-tasting and learn a little bit about wine, but be careful, someone will soon be two sheets under!
MOBBED UP FOR MURDER
First in the Don Provolone series A meeting of the mob in 1928.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
First in the Don Provolone series - Don Provolone orchestrates a meeting at his favorite restaurant with Don Spumoni and Don Cannoli. They've been to the mattresses for awhile, and quite frankly, his back is killing him! He thinks it's time to let bygones be bygones and has come up with a deal they cannot refuse. Or can they? Don't miss out - you'll want to meet these three colorful Don's along with Toni "Two Times" Tortano, Marisa Macaroon, and Olivia Ascolane. Who will come heavy? Who's on the lam? Who's in the wind? And what does that all mean? Join us to find out, but be careful, the mob means business... and the mob means murder!
GANGSTERS ON THE GANGPLANK
The mob meets again.
6 characters: 2 women, 4 men
Second in the Don Provolone series - It's 1928, and Smokey "Don" Provolone has decided to widen his horizons, expanding his territory from land to sea. The boat he "secured" would be a perfect location to talk sense into anyone who opposes his plans, if only he could find his sea legs. But the tossing of the boat, the sounds of the waves and the general feel of the ocean is foreign to Smokey, and he can't seem to get a handle on the business at hand. Old friends Noodles Cannoli, Frudee Spumoni and Marisa Macaroon join Smokey, with new acquaintances Soupy Minestrone and Starchy Ciabatta more than eager to join the gang and stay off the gangplank. Don't miss the fun... but remember, this seafaring adventure could end in MURDER!
MURDER on the REBOUND
A musical story of widowed friends all seeking love on the rebound.
6 characters: 4 women, 2 men
What happens when a group of friends suddenly, unexpectedly, and mysteriously find themselves widows? What else? They pool their insurance money and buy a restaurant. Tonight is the grand opening of REBOUNDS, and these happy widows can hardly wait to sing and dance their way into your hearts. It's the start of a whole new beginning, and it's also the perfect night to confide in one another about the new love in their lives. Yes, these recent widows decided they'd rather find love on the rebound then no love at all, but be careful... whoever rebounds first, may also be last!
MURDER UNDER THE MISTLETOE
A corporate executive wreaks havoc at a holiday party.
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
The CEO of a struggling accounting firm decides to throw a holiday party to boost morale. He also decides to bring in a consultant to streamline and straighten the company out. What he doesn't realize is that those two independent decisions will result in bedlam, havoc and chaos in the middle of wildly performed holiday songs, door prizes and a visit from someone very special in a red Santa suit. Join Tom, Dick and Harry for a holiday party to beat all holiday parties! Happy holidays? Maybe, but stay away from the mistletoe... or that spirited kiss may turn deadly.
MURDER WITHOUT A CLUE
Board Game Night turns into disaster, and no one has a CLUE!
6 characters: 3 women, 3 men
It's Board Game Night! This monthly activity has become a very popular attraction at tonight's venue. And you never know what group game is going to be played either – old familiars like Sorry, Clue, or Monopoly, or something new like Werewolf, Concept, or Saboteur 2. It promises to be a fun night of gaming, so join the fun, but be careful when it's your turn, because the final spin could lead to MURDER!
MUSCLING in on MURDER
An exercise king touting his newest exercise equipment.
7 characters: 3 women, 4 men
What do a high-powered salesman, an inventor, a marketing guru, a big eater, a sound sleeper, a sex kitten, and a diet enthusiast have in common? The Bycle Cycle, an amazing new exercise device that is taking the fitness world by storm. How the cycle was invented is another story, however, and has a twisted ending that will make your muscles ache with laughter. Join Michael Bycle, Ian Ventor, Sheila Closit, Sue Flay, Matt Napper, Callie Katz, and Dan D. Diet as they bend, push, and pull their way through an intriguing night of exercise. And whoever said exercise will kill you is right!
ON STAGE FOR MURDER
A murder mystery director refuses to let the show go on.
7 characters: 3 women, 4 men
Ready to see a murder mystery? This troupe wants to perform, but their micro-managing obsessive-compulsive control-freak director, Diedre, has a problem with the show. Watch her leading man struggle with his lines as Diedre mouths along. Watch her leading lady struggle with her dress as Diedre flaunts her imported finery. Watch her choo-choo man, her french maid, her ex-husband and the owner of the restaurant explode as she stops the show to hold open auditions. And what happens when the final curtain drops? You might just see these seasoned actors change direction, and write their own deadly ending.
PEACE, LOVE... AND MURDER!
Happy-go-lucky hippies explain how to Think Tranquil Thoughts.
7 characters: 3 women, 4 men
Meet this happy-go-lucky traveling group of tranquility-seeking, peace-loving, vitamin-selling hippies, and let them share their message of peace and love... along with their own special vitamins! Unfortunately, one of our happy hippies is also a heartbreaker, and before the evening is through, more than a heart will be broken. Get to know Moonglow Luvinleave as she flits and flirts through her group of devoted Moon Heads. Who will win her heart tonight? Rock Steady, Ben Evolence, or their business manager, Stu Undwuri? Find out why Rock's aunt, Tish Fishal, and his cousin Arty Fishal, have such bad vibes towards Moonglow. And why does Kelly Karma's karma go kapoot when she and Moonglow cavort? You'll laugh at the antics of this peace-loving group, but before the night if over, someone will be uttering those solemn words, "Let peace be with you."
PIRATES, LIES, AND MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
Unconventional pirates looking for love.
6 characters: 2 women, 4 men
Red Leg the Dreaded and his trusty side-kick Pillage Ann Freebooty return in this fun look at pirates who have left the glamorous life of pirating, and joined the real world in real world jobs. It's been a good change, for the most part, but the truth is, something is lacking, and that something is LOVE! You'll never believe the lengths they go to to find it, but you know in the end, someone is going to DIE!
PODUNK PANDEMONIUM
A redneck wedding with a jubilant jug band.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Becky Boudreaux is marrying Tommy Wunkus at this hillbilly wedding, complete with camouflage-themed centerpieces, moonshine, and a hillbilly band. The fact that the tongue-tied officiate for the wedding, Bunky Wonky, can't say the words "love," "marriage," "husband," or "wife," might be a problem, but Kitty Wunkus, Tommy's sister, doesn't care because he's the man of her dreams, tongue-tied or not. And Wynonna Dingess, Tommy's step-mother, really doesn't give a hoot what he can or can't do, she'd just like this wedding over with so she can go home. And why did Becky choose camouflage for her wedding colors... what exactly is she hiding?
RED LEG THE DREADED, PIRATE OF THE GULF
A disgruntled pirate seeks revenge.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Red Leg the Dreaded, Pirate of the Gulf, is sick and tired of all the publicity local celebrity pirate, Billy Bowlegs, gets. He's written several letters to the Chamber of Commerce, requesting equal time, but so far, he's only received computer-generated form letters in response thanking him for his interest. So he decides to take matters into his own hands. Surrounded by his faithful crew, Red Leg surprises everyone when he descends on this peaceful community waiting for a friendly meeting with Billy Bowlegs. They are in for a surprise - Red Leg is NOTHING like Billy!
REDNECK RIVALRY
Bacon Dee-light as Rednecks vie for ownership of a diner.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Bunky and Willy Wonky have struck it rich with their "As Seen On TV" Bacon-Waffler, a gadget that turns out perfect Bacon Waffles every time. And with the Bacon craze sweeping the nation, they figure why not open their own Bacon House and sell nothing but bacon food. They've got quite a few great ideas so have come out tonight to see about buying this diner. Only problem is, this diner is having a costume party tonight, and these good ole' boys from Bobo, Alabama, aren't exactly welcome. It's a hostile turnover full of comedy, mystery, and Redneck Murder!
REVENGE AT THE REUNION
To forgive and forget may not be an option at this high school reunion.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
In high school they called themselves the Forever Five - "Five best friends forever." Or so they said. But by the end of their senior year, they were barely on speaking terms and went their separate ways without looking back. So what will happen when the Forever Five reunite at this year's class reunion? Will they let bygones be bygones? Will they call all those old misunderstandings water under the bridge and chalk it up to youth? Maybe - but you better stay on your toes at this class reunion, because someone may decide that to forgive and forget is for the birds and go instead for REVENGE!!
TOP O' THE MURDER TO YOU
The luck of the Irish seems to be missing at this wild Irish event.
5 characters: 3 women, 2 men
Dr. Paddy McFaddey, an expert on "All Things Irish," is ready to unveil some highly-publicized Irish artifacts during tonight's lecture on Ireland. His assistant, Patches McButterpants, is ready, willing, and able, to help him with anything he needs - on and off the job! An unexpected guest disrupts her plans, and the journalist and museum curator who traveled all the way to the United States to cover this event are also in for a surprise. The luck of the Irish doesn't seem to be present at this hilarious event... and what is that hidden underneath the Shamrock?