FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ...
The Last Curtain Call
The TCTA theater company has had a very long night.
This evening should have been the highlight of their month, as tonight they completed the last performance of a week-long run in this city. Reviews were spectacular, audiences were thrilled, and tonight’s performance ended with every member of the audience on their feet in a standing ovation.
Every member, except for one.
When the crowd filed out and the lights went up tonight, one man remained behind. This terribly unlucky man … was dead.
Alive when he arrived, killed during the show by a bullet wound to the head. And apparently so furtively that no one in the audience was the wiser.
The actors and stagehands have been called together by the local police inspector to share what they might have seen during the performance. Can this talented band of thespians determine how in the world someone could have murdered an audience member without being seen, heard or caught?
Who did this, how and why? That is the question …
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
You, and all the other guests at the party, are playing characters in this story.
None of you know who the murderer actually is, not even your host, or the murderer him/herself.
That means it might be you!
Right now, all you need to know is a bit of your own backstory so you can prepare your costume & think about how you can "inhabit" your character and adopt their personality quirks.
Additional information about your relationship with the deceased and your whereabouts at the time of the murder will be revealed slowly throughout the party.
Your character dossier includes all of the information you need to know about yourself, but ...
DO NOT READ YOUR ENTIRE FILE until you are instructed to do so.
BEFORE THE PARTY
Review the first section of your Character Dossier (stopping at the marked page)
Think about how you would like to play your character (dramatic, campy, flighty, etc.)
Collect items for your costume (hints below)
Print out your character dossier and bring it to the party so you can read your dialogue aloud when it is time. Print the document single-sided, as it contains clues that are meant to be taken out and passed around. Staple your dossier together, and remember not to peek at the last pages!
AT THE PARTY
The game will take place in three rounds. During each round, you will be instructed to share another page of information about yourself with the group by reading it aloud.
PLEASE DO NOT OMIT ANY FACTS OR LIE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER.
Your challenge will be to analyze the information that all the rest of the guests share, and determine who might have had the motive and opportunity to commit the murder.
If you do end up being the murderer, you will not know until the final round of play.
WHO WAS PRESENT LAST NIGHT?
Lead Actor 1
Well known for their strong personality and for the enthusiasm with which they perform
their signature song about vengeance during the opera. Somewhat bossy.
Lead Actor 2
Feels underappreciated as an actor, and often argues with Casey.
Often seen pouting or complaining. Loves high drama and gossip.
Supporting Actor 1
High energy person potentially with ADHD. Loves to hear themselves talk,
and sings at the drop of a hat, even when offstage.
Supporting Actor 2
Plays the detective in the opera performance.
New to the company, a bit shy, but eager to please.
Supporting Actor 3
Magnetic personality. Friendly with everyone, low-key sexy,
with a ready smile and come-hither expression.
Very shrewd and decisive, moves quickly and is always
one step ahead of everyone else. Excellent eye for detail.
Unflappably happy and upbeat. Excellent at their job, and can switch roles
without blinking an eye. Follows celebrity gossip religiously.
Somewhat antisocial, but always get the job done perfectly.
Dresses in black from head to toe and prefers to be alone.
The youngest member of the company. Seems uncertain of their worth,
but always tries very hard to learn more and do a good job.
Gregarious, host-with-the-most personality.
Keeps everyone organized and keeps the process moving.
Clue gathering notebook
"Law & Justice" pen