East Side Story - a '50s Murder Mystery Party

It’s 1955 and Fontaine City has a problem with teenage street gangs. In the east, there’s a hot rod racing gang called the D-Birds.  Their ladies are members of the girly clique called the Pink Chicks.  These rebels attend Ryder High and spend their free time at Frosty’s Diner.  The Pit Viper motorcycle gang runs the west side of town, and their ladies are the Black Widows.  These hooligans attend Tuscadero High School and frequent the local hangout - the Milkshake Shack.  If either of these gangs ends up on the other’s turf, a white knuckle rumble may break out and cause chaos in the streets.

At Ryder High, the cheerleaders have formed an organization known as Campus Crew which was created to focus on reducing criminal activity in the city.  The founders firmly believe that bringing the teens of Fontaine City together will solve the gang problem, so they have scheduled the Friendship Sock Hop.  To their surprise, everybody that was invited has sent in an RSVP! This should be a night to remember!

The Campus Crew has promised peace and harmony for this evening of forming new friendships and working out a truce between the east and west of Fontaine City.  You have been invited. This is where your story begins.

Invited Guests

 

Bonnie Frizzo
Leader of the Pink Chicks
Bonnie Frizzo (aka ‘Frizzo’), a senior at Ryder High, is the aggressive leader of the east side girl’s clique, the Pink Chicks.  Frizzo refuses to conform to society’s rules and consistently crosses the line with the local law enforcers who would like nothing better than to find her guilty of something. With this hardened exterior, nobody realizes she is quite vulnerable - including her boyfriend, Kermicky.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: ‘50s attire and any type of pink satin jacket (optional). Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

Cho Cho
Leader of The Black Widows
Cho Cho is the hottest hand jive dancer in the nation!  She’s also the feisty leader of the west side Black Widows. The Black Widows are notoriously cruel – especially to their rivals, the Pink Chicks.  The ladies of this street gang are only allowed to socialize with the boys of the west side’s Pit Vipers.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Glamorous 1950s attire (sequined poodle skirt, etc.) Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls. Black satin jacket (optional).

Manny Zooko
Leader of the D-Birds
Manny Zooko is listed on Fontaine City’s most handsome list - even though he’s a shameless egomaniac.  Manny’s a rebel against cultural norms but with good intentions at heart.  He an undefeated drag racer of his hot rod he lovingly calls Thunder Wonder - which is the fastest car in town and unbeatable at Lightning Road. Manny is the valiant leader of the east side gang, the D-Birds.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘D-Birds’

 

Sandra D. Bolson
Member of the Pink Chicks
Originally hailing from Australia, Sandra D. Bolson’s set to become the newest member of the Pink Chicks.  A high school senior at Ryder High, Sandra spews charisma and charm with her wholesome personality. However, it is rumored this goody two-shoes has a hidden devious side.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: ‘50s attire and any type of pink satin jacket (optional). Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

 

Kermicky
Member of the D-Birds
Kermicky is the uncompromising member of the D-Birds and senior at Ryder High. Known as the toughest man in Fontaine City, the rival west side Pit Vipers leave his gang well enough alone!  However, trouble’s brewing on the horizon as it’s rumored that Kermicky lost his edge and recently backed down from a fight with a ninth grader!  Once Theo Valmudo gets wind of this, the D-Birds might be in danger.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘D-Birds’

 

Finchy
Member of the Pink Chicks
Finchy is one of the sweetest and most caring members of the Pink Chicks. Finchy will do anything for a friend in need – even to her detriment!  Against warnings from her guardian angel named Frankie, Finchy recently dropped out of high school to pursue an education in cosmetology. Those close to her say she’s regretting her decision!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: ‘50s attire and any type of pink satin jacket (optional). Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls. Optional to get a pink wig and ‘50s style glasses.

 

Theo Valmudo
Leader of the Pit Vipers
Theo Valmudo is the leader of the Pit Vipers of Fontaine City. He’s a charming ‘bad boy’ who’s known to catch forbidden eyes belonging to the Pink Chicks – the ladies from the east side of town.  Theo regularly terrorizes the members of his rival gang, the D-Birds, but only if Kermicky’s not around.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘Pit Vipers’

 

Potzie Doody
Member of the D-Birds
Potzie Doody, a recent graduate from Ryder High, followed his father’s footsteps and became a mechanic in his father’s shop on the east side of Fontaine City – Big Al’s Auto Repair.  Potzie Doody is Manny Zooko’s right-hand man and is the oldest member of the D-Birds.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘D-Birds.’ Name tag for ‘Big Al’s Auto Repair’ is optional.

 

Sonny Webber
Member of the Pit Vipers
Sonny Webber is a student at Tuscadero High on the west side of town and an irrational member of the Pit Vipers.  He works as a soda jerk at the local hangout, the Milkshake Shack. Sonny would like to see the Pit Vipers run Fontaine City, but the D-Birds are the only thing standing in the way.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘Pit Vipers’

 

Marla Marachino
Member of the Pink Chicks
Marla Marachino is the girly member of the Pink Chicks who works as a carhop at Frosty’s Diner. Constantly checking her appearance behind a compact mirror, this pampered princess has her eyes fixed on the boys of the D-Birds, for sure!  However, Marla often gets into trouble, as her eyes have also wandered towards the boys from the rival gang - especially their leader- Theo Valmudo!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any type of pink satin jacket (optional). ‘50s style waitress uniform.  Roller skates as an optional accessory. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls. Name tag for ‘Frosty’s Diner’ is optional.

 

Jonni Cuttingham
Member of the Black Widows
Jonni Cuttingham is the popular class clown at Tuscadero High and a waitress at the west side hangout – the Milkshake Shack. When she was ten, she moved from the east to the west side of town. She often reminisces of her childhood dream of becoming an eastside Pink Chick!  If the Black Widows ever found out about that, she’d be in big trouble!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: ‘50s style waitress uniform. Roller skates as an optional accessory. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls. Black satin jacket (optional). Name tag for ‘Milkshake Shack’ is optional.

 

Lavrin De Frappio
Member of the Black Widows When it comes to being wild and crazy, Lavrin De Frappio is a force to be reckoned with!  This industrious soda factory worker graduated from Tuscadero High last year and had a job the very next day!  Lavrin is a tom-boy, and often is referred to as ‘one of the guys.’  She’s a loyal, long-term member of the Black Widows. COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Factory worker uniform – retro is preferred. A large ‘L’ on the chest of the uniform. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls. Black satin jacket (optional). Name tag for ‘Fontaine Soda Factory is optional.'

Cheryl Feenie
Student Class Representative, Ryder High School
Cheryl Feenie is the super smart Student Class Representative of Ryder High.  She is not affiliated with gangs and doesn’t condone that type of activity.  She frequently tries to infiltrate herself into that social scene to put a stop to it once and for all, but thus far, has been quite unsuccessful.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Conservative 1950s attire. Stuffed animal rabbit as an optional prop. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

 

Richie Fonzrelli
Quarterback, Tuscadero High School
Richie Fonzrelli is the tenacious quarterback on the Tuscadero High Football Team.  A graduating senior, he’s an excellent role model as the Valedictorian of his class, President of the National Honor Society, and he volunteers daily at the local nursing home. Richie has a problem with students who participate in gang activity. He often uses his powers of influence and popularity to campaign against them. COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Retro football uniform.  Optional to have a football as a prop.

 

Tuscadero High School Football Players
Led by the tenacious quarterback Richie Fonzrelli, the ruthless players of the Tuscadero High School football team strive to not only win football games for their school but also to seek out and rehabilitate gang members. The team uses their power of influence and popularity to campaign against the hooligans of the student body but some say it is a losing battle.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Retro football uniform.  Optional to have a football as a prop.

 

Patricia Grimlox
Cheer Captain, Ryder High School
Patricia Grimlox is the spunky cheerleading captain for Ryder High School.  Patricia founded the ‘Ryder High Campus Crew’ - a club made up of mostly cheerleaders who are focused on ‘cleaning up the school’ and setting great examples for behavior and social etiquette.  The Campus Crew members receive a lot of ridicule from kids who don’t buy into their philosophy - such as the members of the Pink Chicks and the D-Birds.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Retro cheerleading uniform. Pom-poms and megaphone as optional props. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

 

Ryder High School Cheerleaders
All of the spunky Ryder High School Cheerleaders are members of the ‘Ryder High Campus Crew’ which is a club focused on ‘cleaning up the school’ and setting great examples of behavior and social etiquette. The Campus Crew members receive a lot of ridicule from the kids that don’t buy into their philosophy…such as the members of the Pink Chicks and the D-Birds. The cheerleaders always keep their chins held high and fight for school spirit!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Retro cheerleading uniform. Pom-poms and megaphone as optional props. Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

 

Riff Diesel
Member of the Pit Vipers Riff Diesel is the co-founder of the Pit Vipers.  A long time member, he is one of the toughest in the gang and is often easily angered and excited for no reason.  Riff’s impulsive and has the inability to show remorse for his actions.  He’s not the Pit Viper to double-cross if you know what’s good for you!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘Pit Vipers’

Kurt Darry

Member of the D-Birds

Kurt Darry is one of the youngest members of the D-Birds.  Kurt always has a nervous, suspicious look in his eyes and is untrusting of others - even fellow gang members.  Kurt has been in the wrong place at the wrong time many times before and is no stranger to becoming a victim of the rival gang. Kurt has spent a lot of time and energy lately focusing on a revenge plot against the Pit Vipers.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘D-Birds.’  Optional to have a fake ‘black eye’ and Band-Aids on your face.

Laura Van Dyke

Class Representative, Tuscadero High School

Laura Van Dyke is the ambitious Class Representative of Tuscadero High School.  She doesn’t condone gang-related activity within the school grounds and participates in active campaigns to clean up the hallways of Tuscadero High.  Most of the gang members at school cannot stand the ground that Laura walks on, so she watches her back carefully.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Conservative 1950s attire.  Hair in a high ponytail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

Pinkie Ramalama

English Teacher, Tuscadero High School

Pinkie Ramalama is the beautiful yet brazen English teacher at Tuscadero High School.  Pinkie has a rough and tough exterior, but once you break through her barrier, you’ll see her shining heart of gold.  She would do anything she could for her students – but that might be because she was one of them only three years ago.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Glamorous 1950s attire (sequined poodle skirt, etc.)  Hair in a high ponytail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.  Black satin jacket (optional)

Bo Chuko

Member of the Pit Vipers

Bo Chuko is the feisty Pit Viper who terrorizes the streets of Fontaine City. Bo only attends school half of the time, as he’s often under suspension for fighting, vandalism, or disrespecting authority.  Bo is unpredictable and habitually gets into heated arguments with Theo Valmudo when he doesn’t agree with things.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: White t-shirt, rolled blue jeans and an optional leather jacket that says ‘Pit Vipers’

Eugene Fatdoch

Math Club President, Ryder High School

Eugene is a naïve nerdy guy who is often bullied by both the Pink Chicks and D-Birds. Not a jock or a popular kid, Eugene does his best to fit in and doesn’t let his peculiar appearance and riotous laugh deter him from being part of groups. Eugene is always smiling, even though he suffers more hardships in the hallways of Ryder High than most kids.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Nerdy ‘50s attire. Baseball cap, plaid bow tie, short-sleeved button up and high-water pants.

Janice Plainborn

Member of the Pink Chicks

Full of energy, chatty and always eating, Jan Plainborn is one you cannot ignore. She’s bossy and tries to act more mature than her years, but she has nobody fooled. Jan is after the leadership of the Pink Chicks, but Bonnie Frizzo would never allow her to take over the club. COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: ‘50s attire and any type of pink satin jacket (optional). Hair in a high pony tail with a scarf or if short, in pin curls.

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