The Alibis by Tyler Dwiggins, Jonathan Dorf, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Jason Pizzarello, Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen)

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Productions (64)
Murder-Mystery Comedy
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110 - 130 minutes
3 f, 2 m, 10 either (10-55 actors possible: 3-53 f, 2-52 m)
Set: Flexible.

We challenged eight playwrights to find the comedy in crime in this rogue's gallery of ten-minute plays wrapped in a classic whodunnit. When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. Designed as a flexible build-your-own mystery, you can perform these plays in any combination and thread them together with optional interludes. You never know what's coming next when your suspects include disgruntled chefs, teen detectives, and vengeful divas, but one thing's for certain: Every alibi is absolutely absurd.

This book contains eight 10-minute plays. To purchase this book of plays, click "Order Scripts" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below: Read More

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We challenged eight playwrights to find the comedy in crime in this rogue's gallery of ten-minute plays wrapped in a classic whodunnit. When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. Designed as a flexible build-your-own mystery, you can perform these plays in any combination and thread them together with optional interludes. You never know what's coming next when your suspects include disgruntled chefs, teen detectives, and vengeful divas, but one thing's for certain: Every alibi is absolutely absurd.

This book contains eight 10-minute plays. To purchase this book of plays, click "Order Scripts" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Attempted Theft of a Confection from a Minor by Patrick Greene
  • Davina Arlington Wants Revenge by Tyler Dwiggins
  • Hamster Murder! by Ian McWethy
  • Mill Noir by Jonathan Dorf
  • Badger Poison by Kathryn Funkhouser
  • In Case of Fish by Jason Pizzarello
  • The Incredible Season Finale by Mora V. Harris
  • I Did It! by Carrie McCrossen

    • Murder-Mystery Comedy
    • |
    • 110 - 130 minutes
    • 3 f, 2 m, 10 either (10-55 actors possible: 3-53 f, 2-52 m)
    • Set: Flexible.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-919-7
  • Production History

    MAR 11, 2022 - MAR 12, 2022
    Praise Ensembles
    Princeton, IN United States
    Praise Ensembles Princeton, IN United States
    MAR 04, 2022 - MAR 12, 2022
    Benton High School
    St. Joseph, MO United States
    Benton High School St. Joseph, MO United States
    FEB 17, 2022 - MAR 22, 2022
    Covey Center for the Arts
    PROVO, UT United States
    Covey Center for the Arts PROVO, UT United States
    FEB 11, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022
    American International School Abuja
    Abuja, Nigeria
    American International School Abuja Abuja, Nigeria
    FEB 10, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022
    Randall K. Cooper High School
    Union, KY United States
    Randall K. Cooper High School Union, KY United States
    FEB 04, 2022 - FEB 05, 2022
    South Hills Homeschool Cooperative
    Washington, PA United States
    South Hills Homeschool Cooperative Washington, PA United States
    JAN 01, 2022 - JAN 30, 2022
    Belmont Ridge Middle School
    Leesburg, VA United States
    Belmont Ridge Middle School Leesburg, VA United States
    DEC 17, 2021 - DEC 18, 2021
    Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences
    Pueblo, CO United States
    Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences Pueblo, CO United States
    DEC 10, 2021 - DEC 11, 2021
    Worcester East Middle School
    Worcester, MA United States
    Worcester East Middle School Worcester, MA United States
    DEC 09, 2021 - DEC 10, 2021
    PGJr Theatre Department
    Pleasant Grove, UT United States
    PGJr Theatre Department Pleasant Grove, UT United States
    DEC 09, 2021 - DEC 09, 2021
    Drama Club
    Covington, KY United States
    Drama Club Covington, KY United States
    DEC 03, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Southport Middle School
    Port St Lucie, FL United States
    Southport Middle School Port St Lucie, FL United States
    DEC 02, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Hillcrest High School
    Country Club Hills, IL United States
    Hillcrest High School Country Club Hills, IL United States
    DEC 02, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Quincy Drama Society
    Coldwater, MI United States
    Quincy Drama Society Coldwater, MI United States
    DEC 01, 2021 - DEC 15, 2021
    Kauai High School - KPAC
    Lihue, HI United States
    Kauai High School - KPAC Lihue, HI United States
    NOV 24, 2021 - NOV 26, 2021
    Haysboro Catholic High School
    Calgary, AB Canada
    Haysboro Catholic High School Calgary, AB Canada
    NOV 21, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Ste. Genevieve Middle School Drama
    Ste. Genevieve, MO United States
    Ste. Genevieve Middle School Drama Ste. Genevieve, MO United States
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    Howard High School
    Howard, SD United States
    Howard High School Howard, SD United States
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    Conservatory at Pinecrest
    Henderson, NV United States
    Conservatory at Pinecrest Henderson, NV United States
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    Sutton One Act
    Sutton, NE United States
    Sutton One Act Sutton, NE United States
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    Ashland Middle School
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    Petoskey, MI United States
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    Edwardsville, IL United States
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    Southside High School
    Youngsville, LA United States
    Southside High School Youngsville, LA United States
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    Rittman HS/MS Drama Club
    Rittman, OH United States
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    Clinton Prairie Jr Sr High Sch
    Frankfort, IN United States
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    Fort Worth, TX United States
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    Kingswood, SA Australia
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    Director
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    Narre Warren, VIC Australia
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    Bound Brook, NJ United States
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    MAR 11, 2022 - MAR 12, 2022
    Praise Ensembles
    Princeton, IN United States
    Praise Ensembles Princeton, IN United States
    MAR 04, 2022 - MAR 12, 2022
    Benton High School
    St. Joseph, MO United States
    Benton High School St. Joseph, MO United States
    FEB 17, 2022 - MAR 22, 2022
    Covey Center for the Arts
    PROVO, UT United States
    Covey Center for the Arts PROVO, UT United States
    FEB 11, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022
    American International School Abuja
    Abuja, Nigeria
    American International School Abuja Abuja, Nigeria
    FEB 10, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022
    Randall K. Cooper High School
    Union, KY United States
    Randall K. Cooper High School Union, KY United States
    FEB 04, 2022 - FEB 05, 2022
    South Hills Homeschool Cooperative
    Washington, PA United States
    South Hills Homeschool Cooperative Washington, PA United States
    JAN 01, 2022 - JAN 30, 2022
    Belmont Ridge Middle School
    Leesburg, VA United States
    Belmont Ridge Middle School Leesburg, VA United States
    DEC 17, 2021 - DEC 18, 2021
    Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences
    Pueblo, CO United States
    Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences Pueblo, CO United States
    DEC 10, 2021 - DEC 11, 2021
    Worcester East Middle School
    Worcester, MA United States
    Worcester East Middle School Worcester, MA United States
    DEC 09, 2021 - DEC 10, 2021
    PGJr Theatre Department
    Pleasant Grove, UT United States
    PGJr Theatre Department Pleasant Grove, UT United States
    DEC 09, 2021 - DEC 09, 2021
    Drama Club
    Covington, KY United States
    Drama Club Covington, KY United States
    DEC 03, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Southport Middle School
    Port St Lucie, FL United States
    Southport Middle School Port St Lucie, FL United States
    DEC 02, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Hillcrest High School
    Country Club Hills, IL United States
    Hillcrest High School Country Club Hills, IL United States
    DEC 02, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Quincy Drama Society
    Coldwater, MI United States
    Quincy Drama Society Coldwater, MI United States
    DEC 01, 2021 - DEC 15, 2021
    Kauai High School - KPAC
    Lihue, HI United States
    Kauai High School - KPAC Lihue, HI United States
    NOV 24, 2021 - NOV 26, 2021
    Haysboro Catholic High School
    Calgary, AB Canada
    Haysboro Catholic High School Calgary, AB Canada
    NOV 21, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Ste. Genevieve Middle School Drama
    Ste. Genevieve, MO United States
    Ste. Genevieve Middle School Drama Ste. Genevieve, MO United States
    NOV 20, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Howard High School
    Howard, SD United States
    Howard High School Howard, SD United States
    NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 20, 2021
    Conservatory at Pinecrest
    Henderson, NV United States
    Conservatory at Pinecrest Henderson, NV United States
    NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Sutton One Act
    Sutton, NE United States
    Sutton One Act Sutton, NE United States
    NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
    Ashland Middle School
    Ashland, MA United States
    Ashland Middle School Ashland, MA United States
    NOV 18, 2021 - NOV 19, 2021
    Concord Academy Petoskey
    Petoskey, MI United States
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    NOV 18, 2021 - NOV 20, 2021
    Gibraltar/Carlson High School
    Gibraltar, MI United States
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    NOV 18, 2021 - NOV 19, 2021
    Murphy Junior High School
    Plainfield, IL United States
    Murphy Junior High School Plainfield, IL United States
    NOV 17, 2021 - NOV 20, 2021
    Cooper Middle School
    McLean, VA United States
    Cooper Middle School McLean, VA United States
    NOV 12, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    SIUE-Theater And Dance Department
    Edwardsville, IL United States
    SIUE-Theater And Dance Department Edwardsville, IL United States
    NOV 12, 2021 - NOV 13, 2021
    Southside High School
    Youngsville, LA United States
    Southside High School Youngsville, LA United States
    NOV 12, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    Rittman HS/MS Drama Club
    Rittman, OH United States
    Rittman HS/MS Drama Club Rittman, OH United States
    NOV 12, 2021 - NOV 13, 2021
    Clinton Prairie Jr Sr High Sch
    Frankfort, IN United States
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    NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 12, 2021
    Spring Lake Park Schools
    Spring Lake Park, MN United States
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    antioch community high school
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    NOV 10, 2021 - NOV 10, 2021
    IACS
    Grand Junction, CO United States
    IACS Grand Junction, CO United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
    Colo-NESCO Jr./Sr. High
    Colo, IA United States
    Colo-NESCO Jr./Sr. High Colo, IA United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
    Trinity Spring Middle School
    Fort Worth, TX United States
    Trinity Spring Middle School Fort Worth, TX United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 05, 2021
    Mitcham Girls High School
    Kingswood, SA Australia
    Mitcham Girls High School Kingswood, SA Australia
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 07, 2021
    Pleasantville CSD
    Pleasantville, IA United States
    Pleasantville CSD Pleasantville, IA United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    Grayland Players
    Grayland, WA United States
    Grayland Players Grayland, WA United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
    Director
    Philadelphia, PA United States
    Director Philadelphia, PA United States
    NOV 04, 2021 - NOV 05, 2021
    Ramona High School
    Riverside, CA United States
    Ramona High School Riverside, CA United States
    NOV 03, 2021 - DEC 04, 2021
    Sendracs
    Indiana,
    Sendracs Indiana,
    OCT 29, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
    Paloma Valley High School
    Menifee, CA United States
    Paloma Valley High School Menifee, CA United States
    OCT 29, 2021 - OCT 31, 2021
    South Dearborn High School
    Aurora, IN United States
    South Dearborn High School Aurora, IN United States
    OCT 28, 2021 - OCT 30, 2021
    Socorro High School
    El Paso, TX United States
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    OCT 28, 2021 - OCT 29, 2021
    Empire High School
    Tucson, AZ United States
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    OCT 27, 2021 - OCT 29, 2021
    Pine High School Theater
    Franklinton, LA United States
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    OCT 26, 2021 - OCT 28, 2021
    Iowa Park High School Theatre
    Iowa Park, TX United States
    Iowa Park High School Theatre Iowa Park, TX United States
    OCT 16, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
    Lake Highlands Theatre Booster Club
    Dallas, TX United States
    Lake Highlands Theatre Booster Club Dallas, TX United States
    OCT 16, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
    Lutheran High North
    Houston, TX United States
    Lutheran High North Houston, TX United States
    OCT 15, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
    Galion HIgh School
    Galion, OH United States
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    OCT 14, 2021 - OCT 16, 2021
    Blue Springs High School
    Blue Springs, MO United States
    Blue Springs High School Blue Springs, MO United States
    OCT 10, 2021 - DEC 12, 2021
    Spotlight Community Theater
    Banning, CA United States
    Spotlight Community Theater Banning, CA United States
    OCT 01, 2021 - OCT 03, 2021
    The Majestic Theatre
    Manchester, NH United States
    The Majestic Theatre Manchester, NH United States
    OCT 01, 2021 - OCT 02, 2021
    Marquette Catholic High School
    Alton, IL United States
    Marquette Catholic High School Alton, IL United States
    OCT 01, 2021 - OCT 02, 2021
    St Andrews Episcopal School
    Ridgeland, MS United States
    St Andrews Episcopal School Ridgeland, MS United States
    SEP 30, 2021 - OCT 02, 2021
    Harvest Christian Academy
    Elgin, IL United States
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