These shows all relate to Mysteries. Put them together to create a production of any length. Click on the title for play information and to read a FreeView, then order your copy.

Mernie’s Little Hoax
70 minute comedy mystery
6 women, 4 either
Mernie Mayhem is a mischievous millionaire. With only one possible heir whom she’s never met, she concocts a plan to determine which of her friends might be worthy of inheriting her wealth. She unexpectedly winds up the victim after her fake demise backfires through crazy shenanigans plotted by a network of unpredictable retirees.

A Wicked Little Wager
45 minute comedy
2 men, 2 women
This year’s annual celebration comes with mischievous gamesmanship, laughs, suspense, and murder. Be glad you don’t have friends like these!

The Haunted Holiday Hotel
75 minute comedy
5 men, 9 women, 6 either
The Haunted Holiday Hotel is jam-packed with zany characters and mysteries to solve. The fun and laughter can be enjoyed at any time of year!

Head First or Feet First?
10 minute mystery comedy
1 man, 3 women, 1 either
Did Malachi Throckmorton accidentally fall from the balcony of The Copa Coconut Hotel or did he commit suicide? A hysterically zany 1940s-style mystery-farce.

Who Shot Fred?
10 minute mystery comedy
1 man, 3 women, 1 either
Who could have shot Fred at the Moon Over Poughkeepsie Hotel? This hilarious 1940s-style whodunit takes place in a residential hotel catering to seniors. Sure to keep audiences guessing!

Murder at the Movies
40 minute murder mystery spoof
6 men, 5 women
Charlie Chin the Three’s misadventures are hilarious as he tries to find the villain with slapstick fun from the beginning to the final curtain!

Finding Gladys
Two act, 90 minute comedy
4 men, 5 women, 1 either
Gladys dreams of being a celebrity. To fulfill her fantasy, she enters her play in a national contest only to find herself head over heels in comedic trouble. Audiences love this show!

Velma vs. Velma
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman, 1 woman’s voice
Homer Crosley and his wife are secretly reserving an extravagant rendezvous at a cozy bed and breakfast. But who is with whom?

Readers Theatre Karaoke®: Roxie McCoy…Private Eye
15 minute mystery comedy
4 men, 9-12 women
Roxie McCoy is a street-smart, no-nonsense private eye. In this comic sketch, Roxie comes to the aid of an English Baroness with a secret.

Did You Hear About the Neighbor?
30 minute comedy
2 men, 2 women
Ro and Ilene snoop and eavesdrop on Ilene’s new neighbor, Max, thinking that he works for the CIA, has murdered his wife, and has buried her in his backyard!

Harry’s Angel
90 minute comedy
2 men, 3 women
What could possibly tie together an Italian sister and brother, a divorced owner of a failing Jewish Deli, an Irish bookie, and a former exotic dancer? Why, love, of course!

Mr. E’s Radio Spiritz Show
75+minute comedy
11 parts total plus 3 commercial announcers
This old-fashioned radio murder mystery suspense comedy is a real cliffhanger! The station manager of WMOO radio assigns the sound effects to the live radio audience and chaos ensues.

Jus’ Tus
10 minute murder mystery
1 man, 1 woman
Mystery surrounds the death of Nell’s husband and Sheriff Wally is suspicious. Nell has some doubts of her own.

A Profusion of Roses
10-15 minute mystery
2 women
A seriously wonderful play! With two strong women’s roles this show features a mother, daughter, and an absent “sister” in a twisty, mysterious relationship.

Matzo Balls
20 minute comedy
1 man, 4 women
The matzo balls have gone missing from Sunny Acres Retirement Home and Holmes and Watson are on the case–Shirley Holmes and Dottie Watson, that is! A great comedy!

The Day They Kidnapped Blanche: The Revival
30 minute mystery comedy
3 men, 3 women, 1 either
Blanche, an energetic retired teacher is having a blast starring in a community theatre comedy when the FBI needs her to outsmart a tough criminal and dim-witted assistant!

The Robbin’ Hoods
35 minute comedy
1 man, 6 women
Al and Mabel Hood are broke and desperate. What else could they do but rob the rich?

The Stick-Up
15 minute comedy
2 men, 1 woman
Shirley is the cashier at a local convenience store. She’s seen everything, but never expected Charlie, her retired friend and regular customer, to try to rob the store.

The Naked Man on the Couch
20 minute comedy
1 man, 3 women
Suppose you’re a older lady, waking on the morning of a trip to a mysterious naked man (though he’s under covers) on your living room sofa. No nudity, just laughs!

Thief! (in “Old Folks Rock”)
42 minute comedy
2 men, 2 women
A robber intrudes into Roberta, Henry, and Theresa’s gentle home and after a lot of befuddlement on all sides, becomes part of their family.

The Speeding Ticket
15 minute comedy
1 woman, 2 either
Starlight Moon knows how to talk her way out of a speeding ticket. Is she telling the truth or not? So funny!

The Great GG Gang
10 minute comedy
1 man, one woman
A short comedic tale of how two desperate older people get creative to solve their problems!

A Will to Murder
45 minute mystery
5 women, 2 men, 1 either
William “Billy Bob” Thornburg has died somewhat peacefully in his sleep. A cast of unsavory relatives, a corrupt lawyer, a sexy maid, and a devious butler circle the body to divide the spoils of the wealthy Mr. Thornburg. Things take a decided turn toward evil as the cast suffers one fatality after another. The audience is kept in suspense to see who will ultimately survive and inherit all of Mr. Thornburg’s wealth.

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