Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mystery of the Gangster Ghost Part 15 audience tries to solve the murder

"Mystery of the Gangster Ghost"

Part 15

ACT II SCENE 5 - AUDIENCE TRIES TO SOLVE THE MURDER

The key clue for the evening is a hand written note saying "Meet me at the pickled pig’s feet warehouse at midnight. I have some information for you about Sadie." The table that finds the clue will be able to identify the winner if they get a handwriting sample. 

If no one has figured it out by this point in the evening, then:
1) Maya can reveal the killer OR 
2) The audience can vote OR
3) There can be a random drawing from guesses by all the tables 

The killer can be a different person each night. 
Only ONE of the following monologues would be performed by the killer:


IF VERA IS THE KILLER, END WITH THIS MONOLOGUE:

VERA

John and I had a fling. It was just playful at first. That’s all guys

want is a play thing. So that’s what I was, his little doll. But

when he didn’t come around to see me anymore I got sad. I realized I

had feelings for him. So when I went looking for him and he told me

he didn’t want to see me anymore. He’d found somebody else. He wanted

a nice girl that he could settle down with. I was angry that John

rejected me. I wanted to ruin what he had with this new girl Sadie. If

I couldn’t have him, no one could. I made up a story that Sadie was

cheating on him with some other guy. John wanted proof. I met him

here saying I had something for him. I was ready. I slipped

something in his favorite drink. One last farewell toast and I

poisoned him. He struggled. He wanted to live so bad so I

strangled him to finish him off. And Sadie. I was glad to kill her

too. It was self defense of course. She came at me with a knife but she

was so weak. It was easy to take it and shove it tight into her chest.

I enjoyed cutting through the heart that took away the only man I ever

really loved.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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IF CAL IS THE KILLER, END WITH THIS MONOLOGUE:

CAL

I was in love with Sadie. I thought she was the prettiest lady I never

did see. And nice. There’s something about nice girls that

that really turn me on. Maybe because I want to be nice too... or

maybe because I enjoy making them bad. Sadie seemed to like my advances

too. She flirted and I was sure I could make her mine. Turns out I

was just being used by her. Ain’t that the story of my life... used

and abused... first my brother Al uses me to do his dirty work and

now all these dames got me all tied up in knots... tricking me in to

loving them... and she just wanted to make her guy jealous. But her

spell was cast and I had to have her. I wrote John that note in

order to lure him to this empty warehouse and I planned to fit him

for cement galoshes. With him out of the way then I could have Sadie or myself.

When he got there he was angry and he attacked me! I had to defend

myself so I strangled him. I put my hands around his neck and put the

squeeze on him. But he had somebody working with him. He brought some

backup and that knife came at me blindly swinging. I grabbed it and

gave it back, right through their heart. It was so dark. I didn’t

realize it was Sadie. I would have stabbed myself too if I’d known I’d killed her.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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IF PETE IS THE KILLER, END WITH THIS MONOLOGUE:

PETE

Me and John worked together with

the Untouchables. We were on the

team that was trying to bring down

the Capones. John said he found an

informant he was gonna pump for

information. But his insider was

Vera and she used him to inform on

us instead. He nearly got us all

killed. Then to make things worse,

I saw his new gal Sadie hanging out

with Cal Capone. I decided to

confront him and ditch these gals

or we couldn’t trust him anymore.

John called me a liar and attacked

me. I fought back in self-defense.

When Sadie attacked I assumed John

had set some sort of trap for me

and she was in on it. I didn’t want

to kill her but she fell on the

knife when I tried to take her from

her. I knew I was in deep and

decided to frame someone else for

their murder. I set up the whole

ghost hunter thing as a trap for

Cal and Vera. I wanted them framed

for the murders and I would have

gotten away with it too if it

hadn’t been for you meddling

audience members.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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IF JAQUE IS THE KILLER, END WITH THIS MONOLOGUE:

JAQUE

I didn’t want to get involved, but

I was tricked into it. Vera told me

a sob story about how John was

abusing her and forcing her to see

him. I did some checking on him and

he was a corrupt cop who looked

like he was using and abusing a lot

of the ladies around here. I saw he

was making moves on one of the gals

Cal liked too. She seemed like a

nice enough girl and I hated to see

him abuse her like he did Vera.

John got really possessive over his

ladies though and I decided to use

that against him. I wrote that note

as a way to lure him to the

abandoned warehouse. I confronted

him there and threatened him. I

demanded he leave Vera alone. John

refused and got violent. I got

angry and wanted him to stop

hurting Vera... forever. But I

stopped myself and regained

control. I was no killer. I

couldn’t go through with my

threats. Suddenly there was a

scream and someone jumped at us

with a knife in the darkness. John

was so worked up and filled with

rage he didn’t think twice about

fighting off the attacker. He

grabbed the knife from her and

stabbed her through the heart. He

stood over the lifeless body and

then started sobbing, "Sadie!

Sadie!" He said over and over

again. He dropped the knife and

held her empty shell in his arms.

He screamed at me to go, threatened

to kill me too if I didn’t leave. I

ran, ran for my life. John must

have been so upset at killing Sadie

that he hung himself. Turns out

that he really did love Sadie, so

much that he couldn’t live knowing

he’d killed her.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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IF REMMY AND FLO ARE THE KILLERS, END WITH THESE MONOLOGUES:

(NOTE: REMMY and FLO’s confessions go together)

REMMY

I never should have gotten tangled

up with the Capones, but things

kept happening and I got more and

more stuck. I never meant to get

wrapped up in all their funny

business. But the harder I tried to

get out of it, the deeper I sank

into it. I even went to the police

for help and that’s how I met John.

My streak of bad luck continued to

haunt me because I ended up with

the most corrupt cop of them all.

The sleaze ball seduced me with

promises of saving me. He would be

my hero and save me from the

clutches of the evil Capones. But

he only used me for his own

pleasure and never helped me. I’d

had enough. I was tired of being

used and abused. I wanted free of

their clutches and I wanted my life

back.

(CONTINUES WITH FLO)

FLO

I was another mutual victim of the

two slime balls, who seem to have

this fetish for using women in

need. So we made a plan on how we’d

get out of all this once and for

all. We decided to kill two dodo

birds with one stone. We’d do away

with John and frame Cal for it.

With Cal in jail, then we’d be free

of the debt he used to enslave us.

We decided to act when we saw Sadie

falling into their trap. We wanted

to help her out before she got in

too deep and became another victim.

We lured John to the warehouse with

the note and I let John try to

seduce me. That’s when Remmy snuck

up and slipped a rope around his

neck. It took both of us to

strangle him and he put up a fight.

That’s when some other gal came at

us with a knife, but she couldn’t

see in the darkness. We didn’t know

who she was after at first. We

slashed at everyone blindly and

ended up stabbing John. John

probably thought she was helping us

and lunged at her. He stabbed her

with her own knife. We didn’t know

if the knife did it or the rope but

we were glad he was dead. We didn’t

stick around to see who the other

woman was. We were so sad to find

out later that the woman was Sadie.

The woman we were trying to save.

We were in too deep and decided to

go ahead with our plan. So we came

up with the whole ghost hunter idea

as a way to bring attention to the

murders and frame Cal.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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END OF PLAY

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