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The Plucky Pie Murder

The Plucky Pie Murder

by Dara Murphy

The star quarterback of Riverview High School has been charged with murder most fowl! Rooster, to be precise.

Plucky the mascot has been done in and all fingers point to the football player - even his own.

A farce of a trial ensues featuring an inept judge, an unprepared defence lawyer, and an Egg-Girl.

The audience plays the jury in this hilarious black comedy. Two possible endings!

Black Comedy Mystery

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 45 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
12 Characters
8 M | 4 W
Simple Set
30 pages
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Praise for The Plucky Pie Murder

Lux Orr
Cleveland High School
I chose this play as my one-act and LOVED it! From the first time I read it, I instantly fell in love with the comedic aspects brought into a court-room setting. It was the perfect comedy; it had a great story line, fantastic character development, and an easy set. I rate this play very highly and definitely recommend it as a play choice.

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