Rivercide, P.I.

by  Mark Landon Marshal

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5boy(s) or girl(s)

Mort Rivera, a down and out private investigator, is hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a river.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Mort Rivera, a down and out private investigator, is hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a river. The case stinks of "rivercide" and Mort must find the killer! He rounds up suspects, including a dairy farmer who feels his water rights are being denied; the People's Water and Power, who is only catering to their customers' demands; a Native American, whose tribe is concerned about the changes in the river affecting his way of life; and the owner of a whitewater outfitting company, who depends on the river for pleasure and business. Full of wonderful, creative music like "Water is Thicker Than Blood", "Water Flows To Money" and "Partners In Crime".
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: The Future
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: In the vicinity of the Muddy River, a moderate sized river near a moderate sized city in the U.S.A.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Puppetry

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

5boy(s) or girl(s)
MORT RIVERA - A private investigator who is down on his luck
PATSY - A rather dizzy old lady
BETSY - Her just as dizzy sister
SAM SMUG - The city Water Commissioner
ORVILLE JUDD - A dairy farmer
GERTIE & TRUDY - A couple of thirsty cows
CARLA GREENFIELD - Orville's daughter; V.P. of People's Water and Power
DAVE JOSEPH - A fisherman
BROOKE SMUUMERS - A kayaker who runs a whitewater outfitting co.
BOBBY & PEGGY - Mort's secretaries
ENGINEER - Works for People's Water and Power 
ECONOMIST - Works for People's Water and Power 
LAWYER - Works for People's Water and Power 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR - Works for People's Water and Power 
CULTURAL RESOURCES LIASON - Works for People's Water and Power 
CONSERVATIONSIT - Works for People's Water and Power 
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

May be expanded up to 18 characters

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Authors

Mark Landon Marshal

Mark Landon Marshal

Rivercide, P.I. premiered at Seattle Public Theatre on April 14, 1994 and was directed by B.J. Douglas.

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