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'A Silent but Deadly Auction' by E. Scott Icenhower

A Silent but Deadly Auction by E. Scott Icenhower
by E. Scott Icenhower
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 scripted scene
  • The Solution
    • A final scripted scene
  • Additional Materials
    • Detective Sheets for the audience to submit their accusations
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
    • The acting company performs scripted dialogue, woven around a silent audience (in which the audience are participants).
    • The audience get to interrogate the cast (who answer based on the script and a couple of lines of character brief) before submitting written accusations.
    • In a final scripted scene, Detective Anderson works though the evidence and names the guilty party (who draws a winner from amongst the correct accusations).
  • This Mystery Needs
    • An 'acting company' of 6 people, including at least 2 men and 3 women
    • One set comprising furniture
  • Estimated run times (which may vary enormously!)
    • Scripted elements: 20 minutes
    • Audience interrogation: 5 minutes
Want to know more? Download the (pdf) Taster Pack
What's the Mystery Here?
A silent auction is being held to dispose of some of the effects of the late businessman, Jacob Thorbridge. Some of his colleagues have been invited to say a few words at the event:-
Louis Grainger, half of the clown duo, Louis and Louise.
The other half of the duo is Louis's wife, Louise, who, like her husband, really wanted to be a country singer.
A businessman with a difference, Lyle Lance sells real estate on Mars.
Jacob Thornbridge sponsored an orphanage where Coach Judy is athletic director and chemistry teacher.
In charge of the auction is Joan Bentley Thorbridge's attorney, financial advisor and executrix.
Detective Anderson arrives with the news that Thornbridge was murdered - and, of course, his former colleagues are all suspects.
'A Silent but Deadly Auction' - Pricing and Buying
Lazy Bee Scripts charges two fees:-
  • A flat fee of £19.00 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 £23.25 for each live performance to an audience (regardless of the audience size)
  • A fee of £23.25 for each livestreamed performance to a paying audience.
  • A fee of £11.63 for each livestreamed performance to a non-paying audience.
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