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AND SO THEY HAD NONE
A comic mystery dinner theatre
By: Robert Alan Ward
(Duration: 40 minutes; Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males, 1 either, 10 total cast; 
     Flexibility: gender flexible)
The fun doesn't stop with this zany parade of colorful characters at a dinner party—one of whom has made off with a delectable Boston Cream Pie. Could it be the globe-trotting business tycoon? The health food and fitness fanatic? How about the computer marvel? Or—gasp—the straight-laced deacon? Strictly silly stereotypes for actors who like to ham it up. The...  read more
ART TO DIE FOR
A murder mystery dinner theatre
By: Kimberlee R. Mendoza
(Duration: 50-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 5 females, 5 males, 10 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 2 extras)
An art museum's fundraising gala is genteel, classy, sophisticated, and—the scene of a crime? Shocking but true. The victim is Fran, the callous curator. The suspects? Everyone else, including her mousy assistant, her brother Casey who (with God's help) loves his sister warts and all, a pretentious artist (with perfectly awful paintings), a wealthy woman with a...  read more
THE BODY IN THE BELFRY
A comic mystery dinner theatre
By: Doris A. Wald
(Duration: 40-50 minutes; Speaking Cast: 5 females, 10 males, 15 total cast)
Every church family loves a special night of entertainment. These hilarious mystery scenes served up between dinner courses will satisfy every appetite. The setting is Jerusalem, one week after the Crucifixion. Two women, Ruth and Maggie, prepare an elaborate feast. Pilate, Caiaphas, Peter, and other biblical characters are the guests. Maggie goes upstairs to...  read more
BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM
A community outreach program
By: Alene H. Betts, Sandra Mack
(Duration: 90 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 4 males, 2 either, 7 total cast)
The world embraces breakfast with Santa. Why not offer an outreach program keeping the fun atmosphere but replacing the secular with the spiritual? Mary and Joseph host this Saturday morning activity for children and their parents. The guests enjoy a delicious breakfast with charming character interactions and entertainment. The drama segments highlight...  read more
CAPERNAUM P.D.
A dinner theatre spoof of "Dragnet"
By: Daniel Wray
(Duration: 40 minutes; Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males, 9 total cast)
There are a million stories in the naked city, and Capernaum is no exception. This prequel to "Jerusalem P.D." focuses on Jesus' ministry years and the "series of fortunate events" that he brought about. Detectives extraordinaire Frank Cannon and Joe Thursday try to substantiate the reports of miracles throughout Galilee. Are they real or faked? True miracles or...  read more
CAPISCE?
A '30s detective movie dinner theatre spoof
By: Kimberlee R. Mendoza
(Duration: 30-45 minutes; Speaking Cast: 4 females, 7 males, 11 total cast)
Holy cannoli! It's an Italian restaurant in Chicago circa 1930 with all the ingredients for a mystery in the style of old detective films. There's corruption, cynicism and situations stickier than overcooked pasta, featuring Tony "The Tough" Moretti with rumored mob connections, a has-been private eye, an "old world" matriarch named (what else?) Mama Mia, a...  read more
THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS BENEFACTOR
A mystery/comedy church dinner theatre with audience participation
By: Brian Bopp
(Duration: 40 minutes; Speaking Cast: 4 females, 5 males, 9 total cast)
Your church fellowship hall is the Cafe Flambe, a hoity-toity French restaurant. As you enjoy a wonderful dinner, a mystery unfolds between courses by the actors sitting in your midst. All the broad character types are included: The stuffy maitre d' with the fake accent, the snooty rich woman, the sugary-sweet sisters, the slightly batty old mayor, the...  read more
THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER
A humorous dinner theatre mystery
By: Brian Bopp
(Duration: 40 minutes; Speaking Cast: 6 females, 7 males, 13 total cast)
Welcome back to the Café Flambe! The author of one of our most enduring dinner theatres has written a sequel (but it may stand alone) with humorous scenes interspersed with the meal courses. Returning are the syrupy Sweetwater sisters, the gradnparently Amos and Eunice Allman, the tuxedoed and snooty Garcon, and the full-of-herself Mrs. Pippenpopple, and...  read more
 
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