Murder at Anonville Manor
The historical Anonville Manor closed for business years ago because of a desperate need for restoration and daft rumors of ghost hauntings. The previous owners abandoned the rundown property, never turning back.
A secretive entrepreneur purchased the old bed & breakfast. The property has undergone renovations, and the owner announced to the media that the manor is free of paranormal activity, and has been restored to the pristine caliber of the good ole’ days when the estate was frequented by the rich and famous. The proprietor has chosen to remain anonymous, but the townsfolk have found that choice to be quite mysterious. An exclusive group of guests have received invitations to the grand opening dinner party to be held in the legendary Majestic Ballroom of the estate. You are on the guest list. You are intrigued, but apprehensive, as not everybody on the invite list gets along well, and sparks could fly. This is where your story begins.
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PROFESSOR ALBERTA NEWTON
Alberta Newton is an absent-minded biology professor at Anonville University. Inquire about science, and she’ll blow you away with her intellect. Chat about any other topic, she’s an average Jane.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A business suit or a lab jacket.
If you looked up narcissism in the dictionary, Sam Chawpalot’s picture would be plastered by the description. Sam is the friendly, self-loving butcher with an over-exaggeration problem. Take what Sam says with a grain of salt.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Apron and butcher’s hat. Plastic butcher knife as an optional prop.
London Wilton grew up in Anonville, and is now visiting from Beverly Hills to scout a location for the next Wilton Resort. Everyone is growing tired of the tabloids exposing London’s troubles - especially the townspeople of this peaceful town! This jet-setting socialite is known as Hollywood’s wild child.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Glamorous evening gown. Small, stuffed dog as an optional prop.
DR. DOCTOR DIJON
Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, of course! It’s Dr. Doctor Dijon! He’s the one to tell you to eat an apple a day…except it won’t keep him far away, as he’s only 3 inches from your face when he’s speaking to you! This close-talking behavior is surprising since the good doc has an intense fear of germs!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab coat with a stethoscope as an optional prop. Breath mints are suggested.
SHUGGA ANN FLOWER
Shugga Ann Flower is the best pastry chef in Anonville! The morning ovens warm up at Shugga’s Bakery, and the sweet sugar molecules flood the streets. The townies flock to get her tasty treats as soon as the neon in the open sign glows.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Chef’s hat and chef’s jacket with rolling pin as an optional prop.
MAYOR PAUL A. TISSHON
Mayor of Anonville
There are two sides to Mayor Paul A. Tisshon - and only one of them is courteous! If you have something to offer, he’s the nicest man you’ll ever meet. However, if you double-cross him, you’ll encounter his dark side. Those who have seen Paul’s mean spirits never seem the same again.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business suit.
Rita Bookaday is not your typical librarian. She’s young and broke with a mischievous aura. On a personal level, Rita can be unpredictable and quite silly. However, she is quick to assist when you need help at the Anonville Library.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:Conservative business casual outfit. Hair in a bun with glasses and a couple of books as optional props.
Ouch! That’s what you are likely to hear as you walk by this tailor’s shop. This clumsy chap has a huge problem of turning his clients into pin cushions! However, Alby’s skills on the sewing machine are unsurpassed, and he is the best tailor in Anonville.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Fashionable or trendy outfit for the era chosen with a pin cushion and measuring tape as props.
Cougar Forest is a tiger on the golf course, but in person, he’s a cuddly kitten. Originally hailing from France, his accent is more than enough to win over the ladies. That is, until he does one of his annoying cougar impersonations.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:Golfing outfit with golf gloves as optional props.
Mister Crimson is the most charismatic man you’ll ever see on local TV. On camera, he’s the perfect gentleman - someone you’d love to take home to the parents. Off the set, he’s a pig with the most dreadful manners you’ve ever witnessed. Ladies, this is one package you don’t want to open!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Red leisure suit or red button up and pants with a non-toxic marker for autographs as an optional prop.
High School Principal
Is it Principal Amethyst or Principal Loony? The latter is what the kids have nicknamed this principal of Anonville High School. Teens beware: rumor has it not everyone who gets sent to the principal’s office makes it back to class! Some students are never seen nor heard from again!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS:Conservative business suit.
CHIEF C. R. BADGES
You would never guess a meager, self-questioning man could climb his way into the highest-ranked spot with the Anonville Police Department! Chief C.R. Badges is a kind-hearted gentleman who swore to serve & protect, but his job performance is hindered by his social awkwardness and nervous behavior. Some townies think he’s hiding something.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Police uniform. Toy (fake) gun as a prop.
WILLIAM ‘WILLY’ LYALLOT
Criminal Defense Attorney
Liar, liar, pants on fire describes Mr. Willy Lyallot. If freedom is your desire, get this obnoxious defense attorney on your side of the courtroom, even if you’re guilty of murder! Willy makes ambulance chasers look like Peace Corps volunteers!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business suit with obnoxious tie. Fake business cards as optional props.
Don’t bother bringing a picture of a hairstyle, because if you sit in Kara’s salon chair, you’re getting her signature style. Kara’s cut is outdated by nearly sixty years, and all of her clients look identical. This retro-loving hair diva has her trademark style down, and it’s the best of its kind
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy and fashionable outfit for the era chosen. Hair in an outrageous style. Comb and styling cape as optional props.
P.R. Promoe is the dedicated publicist for London Wilton. London is hardly seen without an entourage of people around her, and P.R. works very hard to keep London’s name in a good light – which is proving to be nearly impossible nowadays. P.R. has been a miracle worker thus far, and London’s fretful parents are grateful.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy attire with a California flare – vintage casual.
TELE N. EWE AND HER CREW
Investigative Field Reporter
Tele N. Ewe Ewe is always on top of the latest story, but sometimes before the story happens! Tele’s an ambitious investigative reporter for CBC-TV, and will stop at nothing to be the first to get the scoop. She’s rarely seen without a troupe of her co-workers from CBC News.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy business suit. Optional props are a notepad and pen and / or a microphone (real or fake).
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