COMEDY MYSTERY PLAY SCRIPTS
by Bruce Kane
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A series of comedy mystery one act plays featuring the hardboiled detective Justin Thyme who takes on the toughest, dirtiest cases in English literature.

Scripts - $10

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Tough talking, hardboiled detective Justin Thyme travels to 11th century Denmark to find out who whacked Hamlet's old man and runs into a king named Claudius who wants him dead, a prince named Hamlet who doesn't know what he wants and a dame named Ophelia who wants everything including Thyme in this one act send up of both Shakespeare and the hard boiled detective.

38 pages
18 characters
All but the few leading parts can be double and triple cast.

Justin Thyme, the hard boiled fictional detective, gets burned by an old flame by the name of Lady MacBeth, when he's hired to find out who zotzed the King of Scotland in this hilarious one act send up of Shakespeare's famous play.

25 pages
12 characters
6 male - 6 female
"Alias Cinderella"  (One Act Play)

With a only a sexy, high heeled shoe to go by, hard boiled gumshoe Justin Thyme, with the help of Effie his overdeveloped secretary with the under developed typing skills, goes in search of a mysterious girl who charmed a certain prince and then left him high and dry and may not be the sweet talking innocent she claims to be. In the course of his search Thyme encounters a egotistical Prince who ain't that charming, a tough talking shoe maker whose nose grows when he lies and an old flame by the name of Anna Reksic that Thyme suspects may be mixed up in a plot to scam the Prince and a lot more. Along the way our tough talking shamus suffers a crisis of confidence that threatens his career, his inflated sense of self importance and his well endowed ego.

37 pages
8 characters
5 male - 3 female


Nobody is what they seem when Justin Thyme, fictional detective, heads to Sherlock Holmes country to find his client frightened to death by a four hundred year old hound the size of a Buick and a list of suspects that includes the slow witted heir to the murdered man's fortune, his butler, a butterfly collecting twit and a beautiful woman who immediately casts her spell over our detective.

27 pages
10 characters
7 males - 3 females

"The Big Snooze"  (One Act Play)

 A place that wasn’t what it seemed to be. A missing dame who may or may not want to remain missing. A murder that may or may not have been a murder. Three possible suspects who may or may not have committed a murder that may or may not have been a murder. Solving a murder is hard. Solving a murder that may not have been a murder is even harder. 32 pages
5 men, 5 women
Opportunities for double casting

Thyme travels to Transylvania to find out why the country has experienced a sudden shortage of virgins. No sooner does he arrive then his old friend Igor tells him him that the man who summoned him is dead, meets the delicious Molly, takes refuge in an eerie castle, meets its master Count Dracula, gets locked in a cell, loses Molly, goes on a bender, recovers only to find Molly has become an undead bride of Dracula. Will Thyme defeat the immortal vampire? Will he rescue Molly? And will our intrepid gumshoe escape a fate worse than death when Molly proposes they marry and move to the suburbs?

30 pages
15 characters
7 males - 8 females
Opportunities for double casting