By Craig Sodaro
2 m, 6 w
Script: 47 pages
Rev. Longacre is gathering a small group of church members together at a potluck supper to broach the subject of starting a building fund. Duty-bound Hazel arrives first to set up everything and tell the Reverend she hasn't yet found out who's been sending him anonymous love letters. Several others arrive including Annie, the church secretary who is hiding something under her coat, and Lillian, the richest woman in town who seldom attends Sunday services. Before Rev. Longacre is able to give his two-hundred-plus reasons for the drive, Lillian startles everyone by announcing she is giving the church $1.5 million in jewelry so there won't even need to be a fund drive. All are stunned. But when Lillian's purse is retrieved from the cloakroom, it is empty of jewels. Well-versed from reading so many mystery novels, Rev. Longacre begins an investigation that leads his church members - and your audience! - to reveal the culprit. A complete description of clues for the audience to find is included at the end of the script. This comedy is ideal for your own dinner theatre.
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"Although because of venue we were only able to present a one-weekend run, we were sold out both nights and had to tell several callers that we just had no more room for them for this show. The audience loved the interactive part and our actors also had a great deal of fun 'breaking the 4th wall' and making the audience a part of the show. We have used Eldridge before and will continue to buy scripts from your company. Thanks for everything!" T. T., President TLCT, Westminster, MD 21157

"If Divine Intervention is real, then it happened to me when I read this script. Perfect cast size and colorful characters with very HUMAN qualities; church setting and minimal scenery, prop and costume requirements; dinner, audience participation and good humor written into the plot on every page; and a conclusion that speaks to how we need to practice more tolerance and compassion. This show seemed tailor-made for our community, and I'd recommend it to any group looking to produce a hilarious dinner show! Everyone loved this play--thank you, Mr. Sodaro, and would you please write another?" --MJK, New Lothrop, MI
“Very successful and an audience pleaser!” – R.D., Majestic Theatre, Manchester, NH
“We did the show as a dinner at a church fellowship hall. The ladies of the church did the dinner so both our organization and theirs benefitted. The audience from ages 8 to 88 enjoyed looking for and finding clues. There was much laughter, and it just the right length, even with dinner.” L.D., Mostly Theatre Company, El Centro, CA

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