COOKING CAN BE MURDER
COOKING CAN BE MURDER
ISBN: 978-1-61588-226-7
Type: Full Length
Genres: Comedy, Mystery
Themes: Detectives/Sherlock Holmes, Food
Duration: 75-85 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 5 males, 5-41 either (16-52 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Arrogant James Casanova Valentino Bond is in the middle of judging a cooking contest when he (after a dramatic and quite theatrical death scene) falls over with a thud. It seems he’s been unmercifully poisoned. Each contestant is suddenly a suspect with a motive for wanting this man dead. When Detective Biddle shows up out of nowhere, he begins his investigation immediately. As he questions the suspects, their stories come to life on stage thanks to a reenactment team that has been provided for entertainment value.
 
Once all the stories are told and the detective is ready to place his arrest, an unexpected suspect is brought to light and questioned as well. A guilty party is taken away, another murder occurs, which causes another detective to show up out of nowhere. Then he falls dead. A zany comedy chock full of puns, sight gags and ridiculous situations that one could only hope for in a parody murder mystery.
Galena Middle School
Galena, IL
Firebaugh High School
Lynwood, CA
Southside Elementary School
Lebanon, TN
Soquel High School
Soquel, CA
MASC
Waterloo, IL
Skyview Middle School
Pueblo West, CO
"Great Play! Overall a hit with adults and the kids."
By Kathy Lawson - Director - Williams Middle School Drama Club
"My students let themselves go all the way with the ridiculous characters, puns, jokes, and repetition, and they ended up absolutely loving it! The actors had a blast, and the audience found it hilarious!"
By Jill Sunderland - Director - AP Giannini Middle School
It’s okay to cast genders in a way that works best for your needs. For example, Detective Biddle can be played by a female, and how funny would it be to see Ella Mentry played by a guy in a blond wig? For that matter, the entire play could be played by an all male or all female cast. It’s all about having fun.

With that said, this play can be produced with as few as 16 cast members or as many as 52.

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Script
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Video Rights
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