Our WWII 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.
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.
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Just a message to say that we eventually did our One night’s Performance of Gin Joint last night to an audience of 80 diners, in a large wooden shack that we converted to the Gin Joint. Fake smoke, dim lighting, candles on tables, incidental music from the onset creating the just right atmosphere.
Thanks to your excellent script and the creativity of the team, we went back to 1942 with many of the audience dressed appropriately…. What a great night, both the audience and ourselves had!
We thought we’d send you a photo and if you’re wondering why there is more cast than scripted, that is because I, as Director, couldn’t help but get involved with the audience too, in my red Fez, darkened beard and false teeth.
Thanks for allowing us to perform the Gin Joint… at the end of the night we were immediately asked if we would perform another Murder Mystery later in the year so we will doubtless be looking at you site for another one.
Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society