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'Murder at Rancho Mucho Denaros ' by Joanne Mercer

Murder at Rancho Mucho Denaros  by Joanne Mercer
by Joanne Mercer
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The audience members question the cast
  • The audience try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • An Overview for the Organiser, including
    • Guidelines for preparing the mystery
    • Guidelines for running the mystery
    • Suggested timings
  • The script for 3 scenes
  • Character Briefs for each character
    • Character description
    • Character history
    • Motivation
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • An artificial currency so that the audience can bribe the cast into revealing clues!
    • Billy Clyde Moonshine's Private Investigator Licence
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
What's an Interactive Murder Mystery?
  • A combination of drama from an acting company and detective work from the audience
  • In this case
    • The actors perform two scripted scenes.
    • The actors mingle with the audience (and may be bribed into revealing clues) before performing a further scripted scene.
    • Led by PI Billy Clyde Moonshine, the audience interrogate the cast, before submitting their accusations.
    • The actors perform a final scripted scene to reveal whodunnit.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 7 to 8 people, including at least 4 men and 2 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 50 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 30 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Every year, Mary Moonshine invites guests (including the audience) to celebrate the anniversary of her Uncle Stinky who fell comatose after taste-testing his new moonshine recipe. The family hopes Stinky will finally awaken, so they may safely launch their new moonshine, Stinky’s Revenge. The guests include:-
B. S. Shawshank who is about to announced his engagement to Mary
Betty Jo Moonshine one of Mary's twin daughter's
Betty Jean Moonshine the other twin
An univited guest, Miss Fulla Cornpone
Granny the maker and would-be seller of Granny’s Reflux – 'Guaranteed to Cure What Ails Ye'
Stinky Mary's uncle, still there, despite his long coma
Buck Board a greedy cuss engaged to Betty Jo
Lurking somewhere around there's Billy Jack Binkley who went to school with BS Shawshank
And finally, there's Billy Clyde Moonshine the family's very own private investigator
Despite the conviviality of the gathering, an argument ensues, with fatal consequences... Billy Clyde Moonshine, P.I., vows to solve the murder.
'Murder at Rancho Mucho Denaros ' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £23.50 for the Murder Mystery Pack
    • Download from the Lazy Bee Scripts web site as a zip file
    • Contains master files of all essential materials
    • Can be used multiple times by your acting company (but you need a performance licence for each performance)
  • A fee of £42.50 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £42.50 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £21.25 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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