Murder at the Prom

by  Peter DePietro

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f, 1m or f

"Wonderful and exhilarating. The funniest interactive theatre I have ever experienced." - The Post Star

"An hilarious plot, funny and outrageous characters and a challenging mystery all in one delightful evening." - Globe and Gazette

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Murder at the Prom

by  Peter DePietro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Stroll down the lane that love paved as you and your sweetheart attend the high school senior prom. You'll bask in the glory of your recent varsity victory and cheer as the king and queen of the prom are selected from among the guests. But beware! Glory days soon turn into gory days as one among you is murdered, then another. Gee whiz, not even Carrie was this treacherous. The list of suspects includes class snobs Charles Jonathan Edward Buckley III and Margot Ralston, the class outcast Patty Primpinpoof, and a couple from the wrong side of the tracks, Vinnie DiMici and Bella Baloopi. Vinnie and Bella are always making a scene. This year Bella insisted on coming to the prom, even though she is "in the family way," or is that a bomb she has hidden under her gown? Attend the prom and find out the answer, along with whodunit.

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Reviews

"Wonderful and exhilarating. The funniest interactive theatre I have ever experienced." - The Post Star

"An hilarious plot, funny and outrageous characters and a challenging mystery all in one delightful evening." - Globe and Gazette

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A high school.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Stage Combat

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 2f, 1m or f
BELLA BALOOPI - a loud-mouthed, bawdy female from the wrong side of the tracks; a tough moll-type with a temper; high school senior
VINNIE DIMICI - a Brooklyn-esque greaser with a brash style - rude, in-your-face and boisterous; trouble-maker with no etiquette, yet he can be smooth in his own testostrone-infused way; high school senior.
CATHERINE CRANSTON - a former military official; now an ostensibly straight-laced, commandeering high school principal; an efficient leader with a no-nonsense sensibility; 40-55 years old.
PATTY PRIMPINPOOF - a nosey, belligerent spoiled brat; an overly zealous participant in class activities, even though she is the school outcast; very unattractive; high school senior. Can be played by a man in drag.
CHARLES JONATHAN EDWARD BUCKLEY III (CHUCKY) - an obnoxious, pretentious prig; a very wealthy WASP, who flaunts his superior social position formidably; high school senior.
MARGOT RALSTON (MUFFY) - an abominable snob, whose caonstant degradation of people less financially well-off than she is loathsome; very attractive; high school senior.
KIM CRANSTON - Catherin's twin sister; a tough private investigator with a passion for solving crimes; deliberate and intelligent; 40-55 years old. Played by the same actress as Catherine.
TWO STRETCHER ATTENDANTS
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Peter DePietro

Peter DePietro

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