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 (23)
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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Play Details

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 04, 2022 - MAR 12, 2022
    Benton High School
    St. Joseph, MO United States
    Benton High School St. Joseph, MO 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
    NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    antioch community high school
    Antioch, IL United States
    antioch community high school Antioch, IL United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    Grayland Players
    Grayland, WA United States
    Grayland Players Grayland, WA United States
    OCT 28, 2021 - OCT 29, 2021
    Empire High School
    Tucson, AZ United States
    Empire High School Tucson, AZ United States
    OCT 16, 2021 - OCT 18, 2021
    Blue Springs High School
    Blue Springs, MO United States
    Blue Springs High School Blue Springs, MO United States
    OCT 15, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
    Galion HIgh School
    Galion, OH United States
    Galion HIgh School Galion, OH 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
    SEP 30, 2021 - OCT 02, 2021
    Harvest Christian Academy
    Elgin, IL United States
    Harvest Christian Academy Elgin, IL United States
    AUG 27, 2021 - AUG 29, 2021
    Socorro High School
    El Paso, TX United States
    Socorro High School El Paso, TX United States
    AUG 14, 2021 - AUG 14, 2021
    Paoli High School
    Paoli, IN United States
    Paoli High School Paoli, IN United States
    AUG 13, 2021 - AUG 15, 2021
    Waco Civic Theatre
    Waco, TX United States
    Waco Civic Theatre Waco, TX United States
    JUL 30, 2021 - JUL 31, 2021
    The Coterie
    Kansas City, MO United States
    The Coterie Kansas City, MO United States
    JUN 19, 2021 - JUN 19, 2021
    Adlib Young Performers
    Narre Warren, VIC Australia
    Adlib Young Performers Narre Warren, VIC Australia
    JUN 04, 2021 - JUN 06, 2021
    Bound Brook High School Drama Club
    Bound Brook, NJ United States
    Bound Brook High School Drama Club Bound Brook, NJ United States
    MAY 29, 2021 - MAY 30, 2021
    Hoku Hele Art Studio
    Issaquah, WA United States
    Hoku Hele Art Studio Issaquah, WA United States
    MAY 18, 2021 - MAY 18, 2021
    Andrews HS Mustang Theatre Co.
    ANDREWS, TX United States
    Andrews HS Mustang Theatre Co. ANDREWS, TX United States
    MAY 14, 2021 - MAY 15, 2021
    Adrian R-3 High School
    Adrian, MO United States
    Adrian R-3 High School Adrian, MO United States
    MAY 14, 2021 - MAY 15, 2021
    Delavan-Darien High School
    Delavan, WI United States
    Delavan-Darien High School Delavan, WI 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 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
    NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    antioch community high school
    Antioch, IL United States
    antioch community high school Antioch, IL United States
    NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
    Grayland Players
    Grayland, WA United States
    Grayland Players Grayland, WA United States
    OCT 28, 2021 - OCT 29, 2021
    Empire High School
    Tucson, AZ United States
    Empire High School Tucson, AZ United States
    OCT 16, 2021 - OCT 18, 2021
    Blue Springs High School
    Blue Springs, MO United States
    Blue Springs High School Blue Springs, MO United States
    OCT 15, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
    Galion HIgh School
    Galion, OH United States
    Galion HIgh School Galion, OH 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
    SEP 30, 2021 - OCT 02, 2021
    Harvest Christian Academy
    Elgin, IL United States
    Harvest Christian Academy Elgin, IL United States
    AUG 27, 2021 - AUG 29, 2021
    Socorro High School
    El Paso, TX United States
    Socorro High School El Paso, TX United States
    AUG 14, 2021 - AUG 14, 2021
    Paoli High School
    Paoli, IN United States
    Paoli High School Paoli, IN United States
    AUG 13, 2021 - AUG 15, 2021
    Waco Civic Theatre
    Waco, TX United States
    Waco Civic Theatre Waco, TX United States
    No professional productions.

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