I am often treated to a play which is written, directed and acted out by my kids. Last night's was especially suspenseful. Here are the general rules:
1. It must take place in the basement.
2. Costumes and props must be used.
3. If anyone forgets their lines, any other actor may fill in.
4. The script can change at any time. (Improv is good.)
And now, without further ado, I present for your theatrical pleasure:
MURDER IN ALYSSA'S MANSION!
We begin in the kitchen where the maid is preparing dinner.
"What are you doing here, Miss Coleson?" the maid asks.
"I'm just visiting." Miss Coleson responds.
"Dinner will be late, madam." the maid says kindly.
And then Miss Coleson pulls out a pink plastic knife from her tea set and STABS HER TO DEATH!!
(dim lights, crew member drags maid off)
"Mom! I'm getting dragged to change my costume!" the dead maid calls out to me.
Miss Coleson tries to visit Alyssa in her room.
Lucky for Alyssa there happens to be a guard at her door who sends Miss Coleson away.
BUT! The guard turns his back on Miss Coleson. Big mistake!!
She pulls out her pink plastic knife from her tea set and STABS HIM TO DEATH!!
Alyssa meets Miss Coleson in the secret passage to her secret cellar and asks, "What are you doing here?"
"Ever since you invited me to your birthday party and your dog bit me I have been ANGRY!" Miss Coleson yells. "And now you shall never see daylight again!"
Miss Coleson pulls out her pink plastic knife (from her tea set) and STABS HER TO.... wait!
A guard happened to be in the secret passageway to the secret cellar and saw the whole thing and called 911!
A storm trooper shows up with a rubber-band gun pointed at the guard! Is he in cahoots with Miss Coleson?
No one knows!
Because at this point the cast giggles uncontrollably, takes their bows, and declares the show over.
Regardless of the fact that most of the audience has gone, the storm trooper turns his rubber-band gun on Miss Coleson and shoots her dead with a loud "P-choo! P-choo!" sound.