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GIN JOINT – Murder Mystery Script

Gin Joint Murder Mystery Script

Our murder mystery script, Gin Joint, is a ticket to World War II French Morocco with an underground resistance, undercover spies and under the table deals. Requires 3 male and 3 female professional improv actors or eager amateurs, some props and minimal rehearsal time. Director notes tell you how to pull it all together. They are best performed as an improv script, with the dialogue being as a springboard into improvisation, but can also be used as a traditional scripts by memorizing the simple lines. Email us for a sample package.

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Gin Joint

Jump, jive and wail your way down to Dick’s Gin Joint for an evening of swing and swindling.  Watch your pocket, pocket your watch and act innocent:  two German couriers carrying important documents were murdered on the train from Oran.  Colonel Kaput has been instructed to round up all suspicious characters.  Be sure to have your papers in order or this could mean you.

            Dick Dashing, the owner of the Gin Joint in French Morocco, 1942, and a broken-hearted man with nothing left to live for. Dick doesn’t care whether his customers drown their sorrows in drink, gamble in the back room, or conduct Black Market business in his establishment.

            Fester Weasel, leader of the local Black Market Operation is doing a booming business in stolen documents tonight at the Gin Joint. But first he has to meet the man who has them and ‘do a trade’.

            Kid de Camp, is in town to rejoin her husband, Victor de Camp who recently escaped from the enemy. Kid is Fester’s niece and is just as sweet as he is rotten – except for the time she broke Dick’s heart.

            Victor de Camp, leader of the French Resistance who likes to shop on the Black Market but he has been cheated by Fester one time too many and now he wants revenge. 

            Maxene Merlot, is a luscious bar floozy who loves Fester – or maybe she’s just using him for free nylon stockings. She use to be married to Dick but it didn’t work out. Not much works out for Maxene since she’s hit the sauce so hard.

            Sadie Stiletto, lounge singer and the new ‘canary’ at the Gin Joint. It seems like she doesn’t know anyone when, really, she knows Colonel Kaput very well.

            Colonel Kaput of the Third Reich is ready for a promotion and he’ll do anything to get it.

Join the reckless, the ruthless and the underground Resistance men as they wait for a way out of Casablanca . . . and wait and wait and wait.

This download is everything you need to conduct a full murder mystery event: the Scenario, detailed notes and directions for every scene, suggested dialog to grease your actors’ improv wheels, and plenty of Director’s Notes from our 25-plus years of conducting professional murder mysteries.

Perfect for theater troupes looking for new shows, vacation resorts upscaling their offerings, or restaurants aiming to rule dinnertime, these scripts can be utilized by seasoned professionals or eager amateurs alike. All you really need is a Director with a good sense of timing, six actors who like to ham it up and a few easy to find props.


Customer Service is a priority for us here at Mystery Factory. All of our scripts and parties come with online support. Just contact us if you have any questions about the mystery or need help adapting the scripts or instructions.

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If you plan on multiple performances, simply repurchase the script from our website for each additional show to cover royalty charges. Thank you for your co-operation and honesty.

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6 Comments

  1. hi there,
    our group is looking to do a series, is it possible to send sample scripts from Gin Joint, Easy Money, Drop Dead Disco and Dying for Chocolate?
    thanks so much. looks fun
    NIcole

  2. Dear JRV,

    Our drama society are interested in running a Murder Mystery evening. Could you possibly send me a sample script for Gin Joint please?
    We are UK based. Does that make any difference?

    Many thanks

    Diane Mayall

  3. I am charged with the task of finding something “different” for this year’s Christmas party on Dec 9, and was hopping to stage a murder mystery. We are a non profit community organization

    Are your scripts hard scripts or improved scenarios? Is it possible to get a perusal copy? I am interested in either this script and/or death by chocolate

    1. The scripts are written so that they can be used either way. There are some lines of dialogue that actors can memorize if they are so inclined or they can be used as a springboard into improv. In my opinion improv is the most fun and works best at interactive parties. Each scene also has instructions about which information is important to get out during that scene.

      Example: Jane accused Dick of becoming a snitch so that he could get out of jail early. Dick tells Jane to mind her own business or he will tell her husband how she really earns her money. And like that.

      I’m going to call you so we can talk. It’s the best way to answer any and all of the questions you might have. Our scripts come with online support right up to your productions.

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