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'A Chicken Fried Murder' by Kathleen Maule Holen

A Chicken Fried Murder by Kathleen Maule Holen
by Kathleen Maule Holen
What's It All About?
  • A Murder Mystery for an acting company to perform to an audience
  • The cast perform a script
  • The audience try to work out whodunnit

What Does Lazy Bee Scripts Provide?
Lazy Bee Scripts supplies a pack of material, including:-
  • The script for 4 scenes
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • The Organiser's Overview includes short character briefs for four members of the audience who are chosen to be suspects.
What's a Murder Mystery Event?
  • The audience members are brought together for a fictitious 'special event'. A murder takes place, which the participants are invited to solve.
  • In this case
    • A scripted dinner theatre murder mystery in which the diners may be called upon to work out whodunnit.
    • The acting company perform a series of scripted scenes during which a murder takes place. The audience play the role of townsfolk at a chicken dinner.
    • After investigation by the detective there is a final scripted denouement.
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 8 men and 5 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 40 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
Lionel Twain, a New York developer, and his wife Candy blow into town. He has one week to sell his investment scheme to the townspeople of Canyon City. With this aim, he's invited the town to chicken dinner.
Restauranteur Vicky Stapleton is hosting the event.
On hand to record the event is Roscoe Dorking an aggressive TV Reporter
along with videographer Ole Orloff
French detective Jacques Poulet is visiting the town, bringing
Dr Doug Welsummer Poulet's overworked and underappreciated assistant
The Mayor of Canyon City Angela Orpington is amongst the diners.
Her husband, Tom Orpington is a chicken buff
The town's chief of police, James Campine is tucking in
As is the county medical examiner, Dr Pam Sebright
Ronald Sebright owns the site of Twain's planned develiopment
Less than happy with the plan is Claudia Campine President of the Historical Society.
As you may have guessed, the event doesn't go well, and Poulet tries to take charge of a murder investigation in which the suspects include four members of the audience!
'A Chicken Fried Murder' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £20.25 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 £27.00 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £27.00 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £13.50 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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