The Case of the Curious Locks

by  Murray Spitzer

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  5m, 6f

Something mysterious is going on at the high school. Someone's learned how to open all of the school's official combination locks. Security officer, Bert Hubbard, can't believe it as the combinations are secure in his safe, untouched. Betty Foster, the school's newspaper editor, discovers the dilemm…

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The Case of the Curious Locks

by  Murray Spitzer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Something mysterious is going on at the high school. Someone's learned how to open all of the school's official combination locks. Security officer, Bert Hubbard, can't believe it as the combinations are secure in his safe, untouched. Betty Foster, the school's newspaper editor, discovers the dilemma and asks Bobby Martin to help solve the mystery, as he's the school's electronic wizard. Nothing's safe from the mysterious intruder, and first the kids have to find what he's really after. Betty has another proble, the new Federal law says you can't discriminate against girls in the school's athletic budget. And Fred Ryan, the athletic coach, won't talk to her about the law.So the girls on the newspaper carry out comic stunts to "persuade" Ryan to give them their story. Before they're finished, he wishes he had!
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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Samuel Clemens Senior High School. September. Present day.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

5m, 6f
FRED RYAN - athletic coach at Samuel Clemens Senior High School
NICK JONES - a star high school athlete
BETTY FOSTER - editor of The Jumping Frog, the school newspaper
BERT HUBBARD - security officer of the high school
JANICE TURNER - principal of Samuel Clemens Senior High School
ADELE COFFMAN - music director of the school
JEAN SINGLETON - a reporter for The Jumping Frog
BOBBY MARTIN - president of Electrons, Unlimited!, a school club
PAM ROGERS - Nick's girlfriend
BETH WILSON - a mathematics teacher
CHARLIE ALLISON - a football player
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  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Murray Spitzer

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