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Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

by Allison Williams

Steve Powell is radio star Frank Grayson, Private Eye. But in real life he's not as suave, doesn’t have a way with the ladies and has a habit of narrating his life. But that doesn't stop crimes from falling into his life. Can little Stevie Palowski step into a PI's shoes and get the dame?

Dead men may not do radio plays, but you definitely should introduce this genre to your students. Put together a SFX crew and bring the radio sounds to life. All the effects are itemized, including suggestions.

The two plays in this collection can be performed separately or can be combined to make a full evening of theatre.

Comedy

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
Simple Set
59 pages
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