In 1936, Newspaper publisher Sir Hugo Smythe Armbruster's 70th surprise birthday party proved to be the occasion of his last day on earth. He was known to be a staunch Royalist, but would now be unavailable to attend King Edward VIII's coronation next year.
Peter Petulant's streamline express train was the talk of the nation in 1937. Who could have predicted that he would be murdered in its posh Presidential Car? Petulant had allies and adversaries everywhere. Had he gone too far with one of his questionable endeavors?
Art critic Libby LaBelle was known for her acerbic writing style and power to destroy the careers of many artists. When she suddenly collapsed at the opening reception of a well-known artist, the list of suspects who had been the victims of Libby's venom was long and diverse.
It was the 40-year class reunion of North by Northwest High School's most memorable graduates. It didn't take long for emotions that had simmered for four decades to loudly boil over. Adding to the intrigue, the lifeless body of a controversial classmate was found nearby.
Winnie Waheli was the head judge at the annual hula contest on Kikiwai Beach. When her dead body was found lying beneath a coconut palm tree the morning after the contest, many people surreptitiously smiled and breathed a sigh of relief. Was it an accident or a homicide?
In 1957, "The Lizzie Show" was the most popular sitcom on the air, and its star, Lizzie Bell, was the darling of the airwaves. Every week, the TV audience laughed and applauded the live broadcast's hilarious plots. But this week's show was punctuated by a nefarious murder.
As a producer or director, you want your audiences to be mesmerized by and involved with the murder mysteries you’re staging. The more your audiences are included in your productions, the more successful you are, and the louder the applause as your cast takes a bow. I know how you feel. I’ve been there, too.
IF YOU'RE LIKE I WAS, YOU'RE OFTEN DISAPPOINTED . . .
The quality of the murder mystery scripts you purchase isn't what you expected. Your audiences felt detached by confusing plots. If scripts aren’t interactive, they don’t enable your audiences to be part of the action – that's the key to memorable murder mystery performances.
SO, OVER 40 YEARS AGO, I MADE A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION . . .
I began writing my own mysteries and producing my own murder mystery events, focusing on including my audiences in the performances. On this website, you’ll find a selection of my complete theatrical scripts. All of them can be DOWNLOADED right now.
My colleagues describe my mystery writing style as "whimsical." I prefer a well-timed groan to a belly laugh and a chuckle to a gasp. In my scripts, you won't find any gory scenarios or adult situations. Instead, you'll find plots in which your audiences will follow the twists and turns to piece together the clues that lead to a satisfying conclusion.
HERE'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU . . .
At your fingertips, you now have challenging and intriguing interactive murder mystery scripts that you can begin producing TODAY. In each script, you’ll find everything you need to begin rehearsing a stage play that will earn you kudos and rave reviews.
To get a flavor for each mystery, you can review the plot and the suspects, as well as PREVIEW a portion of the script. Then, you can order the mystery for $129 and have the rights to use it for one year. Click on the mysteries below and you’ll see what I mean. What are you waiting for? Do it RIGHT NOW.
Your actors have back stories with information enabling them to answer audience murder mystery questions.
Your actors answer questions directly from the audience or use question cards to encourage interaction.
Your plot thickens with clues embedded in newspaper articles, homicide reports, wills and script references.
Your audiences determines motive, means and opportunity, then shares solutions to the mystery.
While other mystery theater websites charge a royalty for each performance, we have a different way of operating. We want you to return here and do business with us for many years.
Our scripts are one-of-a-kind theatrical products developed by experienced murder mystery writer Jack Pachuta. He relishes discussing his work with you, throwing in a few hints that will make your performances successful.
Your murder mystery theater package will be delivered as a .pdf DOWNLOAD immediately after it's ordered. If you prefer the script in a .docx format, we'll email it to you TODAY.
To make your script selection decision easier, you can preview the first scene of each murder mystery. You'll find that Jack's script writing style is whimsical and thought-provoking. No blood, gore, or references to questionable activities.
It's easy for actors to interact and answer questions in a compact, intimate setting. When working with a larger group, we've found that postcard-size Question and Solution cards facilitate the interaction and clarify the plot.
Each murder mystery package includes a variety of documents that provide your audiences with clues about the script. You have such support material as newspapers, police reports, coroner's reports, and wills to encourage interaction.
What better person to work with than me, Jack Pachuta, the mystery writer? Find out how we can work together to get you the kudos you deserve.