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Death and Deceit on the Nile - Full Length Play, Comedy

Death and Deceit on the Nile

Peter DePietro

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780573695988

"Superb! One of the all time best interactive murder mysteries." - Mystery Writers of America

"A wonderfully grand evening of mystery, comedy, and intrigue." - Straight Times, Singapore.
"Irresistible, tantalizing mirthful…

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Full Length Play


Adventure, Mystery/Thriller


Audience Participation/Interactive

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Mild Adult Themes




High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

An ancient Egyptian pharaoh's secret tomb and treasure has been discovered. Because of its extraordinary value, it has been named the "Eighth Wonder of the World." A cast of bizarre international characters assembles to view it: a scheming professor, a voluptuous princess, a daffy housekeeper, a slick lounge lizard, an astute writer and a dealer in exotic antiques. Suddenly, gunshots ring out! The archeological wonder becomes the focus of murder. Heated interrogations, shocking revelations and hilarious banter eventually give way to the dramatic realization of whodunit. When the killer is caught, the ancient gods of Egypt can rest easily...or can they? Licensing fee and availability are quoted upon completion of a performance application.
"Superb! One of the all time best interactive murder mysteries." - Mystery Writers of America

"A wonderfully grand evening of mystery, comedy, and intrigue." - Straight Times, Singapore.
"Irresistible, tantalizing mirthful mayhem." - The Post Star

DEATH AND DECEIT ON THE NILE was first presented in 1992 aboard chartered cruises on the Nile River in Egypt, from Luxor to Aswan.


4m, 3f, 1m or f


Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)


MICHAEL and BENJAMIN are portrayed by the same actor. ZELDA LAVISH and PERSON IN TRENCH COAT are portrayed by the same actress.


N/A (Not a musical)

PROFESSOR DILLON DOBSON, PHD. - Internationally renowned archaeologist and expert on Egyptian history. He has invited the guests to cruise down the Nile to view his newest discovery - a treasure of immense bounty which he describes as the "Eighth Wonder fo the World." 45-60 years old.
PERSON IN TRENCH COAT - clothed in a trench coat, black fedora, and a ski mask. S/he mysteriously lurks about.
BENJAMIN PETERS - astute writer who is writing  a book on the recent discovery of artifacts in the Middle East and Egypt. Intelligent, dapper and authoritative. 35-40 years old.
PRINCESS TARA OF MUNCHOVNIA - Elegant princess of a small Eastern European country. A jet-setter, who dresses to the nines, boasts of the largest collection of jewels in Europe and wants the professor's find to add to her collection. 30 years old.
JOE AL-ABDUL DIMICI - part Italian, part Egyptian and 100% greedy. A successful entrepreneur who is currently courting Princess Tara. A former lounge singer. 35-40 years old.
ESMERELDA WHITE - loveable, annoying, funny and daffy housekeeper to the professor. She is of English cockney heritage and has a strong accent. 40-50 years old.
ZELDA LAVISH - a strangely glamorous and exotic woman who claims to be a world-famous art dealer and a dear friend of James Bond. She is desperate to get her hands on the professor's find. Played by a man in a dress. 30-35 years.
MICHAEL PETERS - Benjamin's twin brother. A hard-nosed detective. More outgoing, less intellectual than his brother. 35-40 years old.
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