StageCoach Theatre Company promotes original scripts from local playwrights. These scripts are available for productions elsewhere. Please contact us if you are interested in performing any of these shows. More scripts coming soon.

Diamonds to Die For

By Terry Smith

After the legendary diamond “Curse of Death” is stolen from renowned jewel collector and philanthropist Ben O. Factor, he unexpectedly announces he will give away his billions to deserving parties. You’ve been invited to one of these special events. But be warned – tonight’s event has a twist. You will be asked to help solve the murder of Ben’s lifelong friend, William Shady, who was found dead in an alley two weeks ago. He had been asked by Ben to investigate the diamond’s disappearance.

Cast Size: 5 Members (3 Male, 2 Female)

Singing Roles: None

Audience Roles:

  • No Question and Answer Period
  • 6 Audience Speaking Roles (given lines to read)
  • 1 Audience Interactive Role

Exit Stage Death

By Terry Smith

This is the one-year anniversary since the shutdown of the award-winning show “Waterboo”. The cast has been brought back together for a reunion. The show was shut down after something went wrong during the final number and Elizabeth Willingham was found dead. The death was labeled an accident but recently one of the actors has reason to believe that perhaps it wasn’t. Vivian has orchestrated this reunion to bring everyone together so she can complete her book “Waterboo: The Untold Story”.

Cast Size: 6 Members (3 Male, 3 Female)

Singing Roles: 2 Female solos, 1 group number

Audience Roles:

  • Question and Answer Period
  • 5 Men, 5 Women (7 speaking roles and 3 support roles)

Killer Harmony

By Terry Smith

During the run of a traveling music show, tensions run high between the performers and stage crew. Enjoy a taste of musical entertainment performed for the crowd while watching the laughs behind the scenes. But watch carefully – someone is out for revenge and is plotting their victim’s demise. Can you listen to the music, watch for clues and determine who the murderer is, how the victim will be killed and who the victim will be in time to prevent a murder?

Cast Size: 6 Members (3 Male, 3 Female)

Singing Roles: 2 Female, 2 Male (3rd Female can be used for backup)

Audience Roles: 8 people (4 props people and 4 people to be sung to)

Murder at the Ol’ Brogue

By Terry Smith

The play takes place at a local bar where the patrons are having a wake for a friend, Danny O’Connell, who recently passed away. Danny was a homeless person who had been coming to the bar for years to have a drink or pick up some food. The owner and the patrons of the bar had always been very nice to him as he was a friendly man who just appeared to be down on his luck. The patrons took care of him by donating money in a small box. This money was used to pay medical expenses, buy food, and obtain shelter when he would accept it. In return, he would show up and help people when they needed a friend. But earlier this week, he was found dead next to a dumpster. Was it murder or had the sands of time finally run out?

Cast Size: 6 Members (3 Male, 3 Female)

Singing Roles: None

Audience Roles:

  • Question and Answer Period
  • 6 Audience roles that are used to establish alibis (no lines, just some ad-libbing with them)
  • 3 Audience suspect roles (no lines, just some ad-libbing with them)

Murder in the News

By Terry Smith

There is murder in the news and only you can solve this not-so-newsworthy mystery. Everyone has their day under the sun and John Hatchett is no exception. He’s a powerful, ruthless and successful investigative reporter who has made his living on the failures of others. Mr. Hatchett, after years in the business, has agreed to be roasted for a fundraiser at a local charity. What he doesn’t know is that some of his old “friends” have been invited to add some twists and turns to the evening – after all, this is a roast. These friends are doctors, actresses, developers, politicians and even a TV evangelist, who have appeared in his articles and suffered under his brand of investigative reporting. What was meant to be a fun-filled evening for Mr. Hatchett turns into a hunt for a murderer.

Cast Size: 7 Members (4 Male, 3 Female) (1 dies during dinner)

Singing Roles: None

Audience Roles: Only Question and Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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