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Trixie, the Teen Detective and the Mystery of Gravestead Manor - Full Length Play, Comedy

Trixie, the Teen Detective and the Mystery of Gravestead Manor

Cynthia Mercati

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 16f

ISBN: 9780874406399

Trixie and her faithful chums set out to investigate ghostly Gravestead Manor. After all, isn't she Happyvale Heights' most famous teen detective? Didn't she solve six mysteries last week? A wacky fortune teller and her cohorts have taken up residence in the manor. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

Settings Of Play - In and around ghostly Gravestead Manor.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary

Trixie and her faithful chums set out to investigate ghostly Gravestead Manor. After all, isn't she Happyvale Heights' most famous teen detective? Didn't she solve six mysteries last week? A wacky fortune teller and her cohorts have taken up residence in the manor. Strangers keep arriving: an off-the-wall archeologist, a crew of female plumbers, even Trixie's dizzy (but devoted!) housekeeper. But are any of them really who they say they are? We find that the Muldavian Crown Jewels are hidden somewhere inside Gravestead Manor, and a frenzied chase ensues to find them - spies, counter-spies, agents, counter-agents, and counter-counter-agents pursuing one another over and under every piece of furniture on stage. Will she have enough energy left over for prom night? And what about the secret formula hidden inside the Crown Jewels?
Characters

CASTING

7m, 16f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting

CASTING NOTES

Five of the female characters can be played by men, with appropriate name changes.

TRIXIE BLUE - a perky teen detective.
TRUDY - her chum.
BOBBY JO - her other chum.
SHEENA - not of the jungle.
MADAME ZOLGA OUPENSKYA - a fortune teller (or is she?).
LUIGI - one half of the great Linguinis.
GUISEPPE - the other half.
PROFESSOR HARLOW BEIDERMEYER - an off the wall archaeologist (or is he?).
URUSLA MUDGE - his grim assistant (or is she?).
GUNTHER - her grim assistant.
MURRAY NUSSBAUM - he bears little resemblance to James Bond.
REGGIE BUTTERFIELD -  a debonair rich person.
BUNNY BUTTERFIELD - his equally rich sister.
MILDRED KREPSBACH - she's no Julia Child.
TED NEDERSON - an all-around good guy.
SERGEANT EDWINA GROSSINGER - tougher than General Patton, and meaner.
SERGEANT DETWEILER - her stalwart assistant (or is she?).
DORIS, MAVIS, MAUD, EUGENIA - Girl Scouts (or are they?).
YASMIN, YOLANDA - leftovers from a gypsy tribe.


Author

Cynthia Mercati

Cynthia Mercati has had shows performed in each of the fifty US states, as well as Australia and Canada. Many of her plays are published by Samuel French. As Playwright-in-Residence at the Des Moines, Iowa, Playhouse, Ms. Mercait wrote a show each season for Actors on Tour, the professional children's company at the Playhouse. The shows, which played to literally thousands of young people ... view full profile

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Reviews
Kerry Cormier 11/18/2014 10:25 PM
Love the parody on Nancy Drew. So crazy and fun. My cast of High schoolers loved it and we kept adding hokier and hokier  movements. They were all over the stage: on, behind and under the table, coach, and rugs. They were exhausted after all the crazy running around from the poison gas, the over the top melodramatic poses, the darting in and out of the set, and the Linguinis acrobatic disasters. It was hard to keep a straight face during rehearsals.

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