Our EASY MONEY Mystery Fundraiser fabulously combines a mystery event and silent auction to give you a playful way to make a profit. Requires 5 actors: either 2 male and 3 female or 3 male and 2 female. Improv actors or enthusiastic amateurs work best.
Grab some props, gather easy costume accessories and follow the director notes with timeline to pull it all together.
We’ll show you how to have a silent auction without begging for items, a script with no memorizing and a relatively small time commitment, plus prizes and surprizes galore.
Jake Slanders made his fortune starting Rumours, a unique antique company selling trinkets and cast offs rumoured to have belonged to the rich and famous. Jake just died – under suspicious circumstances. Greedy friends, wacky relatives and assorted hanger-on-ers are gathered to hear what’s in it for them – the reading of Jake’s Last Will & Testament. Thanks to Jake’s quirky sense of humour, anyone in the room might be an heir.
Vee Van Eck, Jake’s lawyer, is present to announce who gets what from the estate. She has a few other announcements to make as well. Announcements such as who killed Jake, how Jake changed his will just before he was murdered and how everyone’s dirty laundry will soon be public when her unauthorized biography of Jake, The Slander Behind Rumours, is released. Jake’s heirs are not happy, though they manage to sneer a little as Vee dies a painful death before their eyes.
Vivian Van Eck, Lawyer, low-life, jewel fence and environmental watch dog. Vivian has enough billable hours to be 82 years old but she is much, much younger. She never met a person she didn’t make an enemy of, sooner or later.
Jekyll Slanders, Jake’s son, was hoping for a large inheritance. Jekyll was in pharmaceutical research before something went terribly wrong. The company had no choice but to let him go. Now he’s frantically combining caustic chemicals searching for the cure for bi-polar, obsessive-compulsive, schizophrenia. No luck so far.
Jazz Slanders, Jake’s daughter, can’t quite seem to hold a job but cash flow doesn’t seem to be a problem for her. Jazz is a private yoga instructor when it suits her and is good at getting people to bend over backwards. By the time they manage to straighten themselves up, their wallets, and their instructor have disappeared.
Blast Slanders, Jake’s brother, born with a bad case of sibling rivalry. Everything Blast wanted, Jake got. Including the one woman he ever fell in love with. Blast is a talented demolitions expert, known for his finesse with a fuse and his genius for taking down mountains and tall buildings with an explosive sense of timing.
Fleur Flowers, Jake’s ex-partner. Fleur was a hairdresser with a knack for cuts, an ear for gossip and a head for business. She and Jake teamed up to start The Rumour Mill – her idea. Based on the gossip they both made a fortune. Until Jake cut her out of the business with a knack of his own.
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