Preston Sterling is hosting a Zoom meeting with his children, third wife and closest staff to celebrate his birthday. The bitter old billionaire is bullying everyone once again and threatening to change his will when—ZZZZZT! Sterling is electrocuted through his phone. Enter Sloan, Rockford Sloan, homicide detective. Through a series of Zoom conferences, Sloan questions the usual suspects, all of whom had a motive. With a healthy nod to those famous noir detectives, A Virtual Whodunnit is designed and written to be rehearsed and performed online. When every suspect has motive and opportunity, it’s up to our brave detective AND the audience to find the killer. With three possible endings, every performance means you’ll never be sure whodunnit. This show can be performed virtually or onstage.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code V47000
- Cast Size 9
- Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 45 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama | Satire
- ISBN(13) 9781619592483
- "This Zoom style participatory play was fun for the Actors to work on and Audiences to attend. Really entertaining story. A great opportunity for a character development and audience engagement. Perfect selection for remote theater performances."
- Review by Christa Havenhill, Chaffey College, Fontana, Calif.
- "This production requires a lot of thinking outside of the box, it was a great challenge and our troupe was ready for some fun. And fun WE HAD!"
- Review by Dave Maynard, Theatre St-Bruno Players, St-Bruno de Montarville, Quebec, Canada
- "The play was great fun! We loved the various endings. We rehearsed and performed on zoom, captured with OBS and live streamed to You Tube! But it worked and the chat box during the show was an unexpected surprise! The audience was trying to figure out the mystery together!"
- Review by Leia Cole, Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Miami, Fla.
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- "Make sure to allow plenty of time to record and edit if you are recording for a later presentation! So much laughter during the process! What a fun time!"
- Tip by Linda Veneris, Western Guilford High School, Greensboro, N.C.
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