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By: Eddie McPhersonAdd to Wish List
Script: $8.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $75.00
Each Additional Performance: $75.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00  (See FAQ for full description.)
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $50.00  (See FAQ for full description.)
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Type: Full Length Play
Genres: Comedy, Mystery
Themes: Detectives/Sherlock Holmes, Food
Running Time: 75-85 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 5 males, 5-41 either, 16-52 total cast
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
ISBN: 978-1-61588-226-7
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Customer Comments:
By Amanda Feyen - Director - Manistee Area Public Schools
This play was a lot of fun and my students really enjoyed it! It was nice and simple since we didn't have to really do a set, just brought on different set pieces for each reenactment. I split all of the reenactment parts between our many students (6-12 theatre program) and they enjoyed it!
By Annie Keupp - Director - AHSTW Community School
Our cast and audiences all loved this show! The positive comments are still coming in from community members who were able to attend! I would highly reccomend it!
By Heather Carlson - Director - Barnum Public Schools
Fast paced, funny and fun! Cooking Can be Murder has a very flexible cast as the reenactment team is also the audience for the cook off. With a quick change of costume and lighting, the reenactment players set the scene for why the contestants would have wanted to kill Mr. Bond.
By Jill Sunderland - Director - AP Giannini Middle School
My students let themselves go all the way with the ridiculous characters, puns, jokes, and repetition, and they ended up absolutely loving it! The actors had a blast, and the audience found it hilarious!
By Kathy Lawson - Director - Williams Middle School Drama Club
Great Play! Overall a hit with adults and the kids.
Arrogant James Casanova Valentino Bond is in the middle of judging a cooking contest when he (after a dramatic and quite theatrical death scene) falls over with a thud. It seems he's been unmercifully poisoned. Each contestant is suddenly a suspect with a motive for wanting this man dead. When Detective Biddle shows up out of nowhere, he begins his investigation immediately. As he questions the suspects, their stories come to life on stage thanks to a reenactment team that has been provided for entertainment value.
Once all the stories are told and the detective is ready to place his arrest, an unexpected suspect is brought to light and questioned as well. A guilty party is taken away, another murder occurs, which causes another detective to show up out of nowhere. Then he falls dead. A zany comedy chock full of puns, sight gags and ridiculous situations that one could only hope for in a parody murder mystery.

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