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Murder at the Luau Party

Sun City is a small town outside of Hollywood that is a celebrity vacation destination with beautiful beaches, excellent weather, and wonderful resorts.  Darby Cerulean, a local magician of Sun City, is hosting a to-die-for backyard luau party. Everybody in Sun City is talking about what an epic party this will be.  Rumors have flown around the grapevine that Darby’s guest list might not be exclusively the crème de la crème of high society, but why should anybody question Darby’s motives?  Darby promises that it will be a fun time in the sun with exciting party games, wonderful luau-inspired delicacies, and stimulating conversation.  You have received your invitation, and it is time to pick out your most festive luau attire for the party.  This is where your story begins.

Guest List

 

ADAIR BURGUNDY

CBC News Reporter

Adair Burgundy is always the source of breaking news from Sun City.  Adair is an ultra-ambitious investigative reporter for the CBC television station and will stop at nothing to get the scoop. 

Nobody has seen Adair Burgundy around town lately, and rumors are starting to fly that something might be wrong. However, Adair recently went on a huge shopping spree in New York City, so things couldn't be all bad. 

Suggested attire: Summer casual attire.  Or, a reporter costume. A toy microphone as a prop is optional. Pen and notepad are optional accessories.

 ALEX JADE

Hollywood Icon

A somewhat late bloomer compared to other big-screen icons, Alex Jade became an overnight sensation with the release of the movie Short Toenails. Alex is a quirky trendsetter who can do no wrong in the eyes of fans but has declared war on members of the media.

Alex's last movie didn't fare well at the Box Office. Unfortunately, the critics and moviegoers alike gave it a thumbs down on many popular online review sites.  Alex's career might be starting a downward spiral. 

Suggested attire: Summer casual attire worthy of a Hollywood celebrity.

CRICKET PEWTER

Gossip Columnist, Sun City Daily

Cricket Pewter is the talented gossip columnist for the Sun City Daily.  Cricket knows the who’s who of Sun City, and is quick to shadow unsuspecting Hollywood celebrities as soon as they enter the city limits.  It is definitely not a good thing to be mentioned in the Sun City Daily gossip column, and the locals know to avoid Cricket at all costs.

Cricket's estranged uncle recently passed away. There are rumors that the estate was sizable and that Cricket was listed in the Last Will. However, something has prevented Cricket from getting the big check. 

Suggested attire: Casual yet trendy summer attire. Pen and paper as optional props.

 DARBY CERULEAN

Magician

Darby is a rising star magician who performs awe-inspiring illusions with intriguing storytelling. This performer aspires to grow a fan base large enough to support a world tour, but so far, He hasn’t been able to leave Sun City.

Darby comes from a long line of semi-famous magicians with a bunch of illusions that only the Cerulean magicians have ever performed. Other magicians would pay top dollar to get Darby's black book of secrets. 

Suggested attire: Summer attire, black top hat as an optional prop. Or a magician's costume. Another optional prop is a magic trick set.

JUDE PLUM

Socialite

Jude Plum is a high-society socialite who cannot stay out of the trash tabloids.  Jude’s parents own the successful chain of Orbit Hotels around the world and supply Jude with a never-ending cash flow and high-level connections.  Jude is uber-famous but for no reason other than being a very wealthy troublemaker.

Many say Jude might be a psychopath, as Jude has no empathy for anyone. Jude has been seeing the best doctors money can buy but hasn't reported any of the results of those meetings. The gossip mill also circulates a rumor that the Plum family has deep mob affiliations. 

Suggested attire: Wear very trendy, expensive-looking summer attire. Fake money popping out of your pockets are optional props.

PARSON GOLDEN

Fashion Designer

Parson was a poor orphan that learned to sew by hand - and today, aspires to make a mark in fashion history.   This ultra-reserved aspiring icon of style has recently opened up his/her first boutique in Sun City.  Parson hopes to one day have Parson Golden Designs worn on the red carpets of Hollywood.

Parson has been struggling financially, even with the online business and storefront. Parson hasn't yet found a way to connect with the Hollywood elite.

Suggested attire: Very trendy, fashionable summer attire with lots of accessories.

PIPER WHITE

B Movie Star

Piper White is the struggling B movie star.  Known for powerful screams and overly dramatic chase scenes, Piper is destined to take over the Hollywood big screen.  According to Piper, if s/he doesn’t make it big in Hollywood – it will be someone else’s fault, as this drama conjurer is remarkably quick to point the blame at anyone for anything.

However, someone is anonymously posting negative reviews of Piper's films. Piper has hired a private investigator to find the poster's identity, as the reviews contain many of the same typographical errors and slang.

Suggested attire: Trendy, glamorous summer attire. Optional prop is a marker and slips of paper to give autographs to the other guests.

 GREENLEE BLACK

Professional Poker Player

Greenlee Black is one of the most hilarious people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.  Greenlee’s a knee-slapping amateur comedian at night and a highly-skilled poker player by day. Greenlee has recently been pursuing a career as a professional comic.

People around town have been talking about how Greenlee is set to inherit a big sum of money. Everyone wonders what Greenlee will do once the money comes in - stay a poker player or pursue a career in comedy?

Suggested attire: Poker player/gambler attire. Optional to have poker chips and playing cards in every pocket. Bring some jokes with you!

REN PEACH

Daytime Soap Opera Star

A former reality star, Ren Peach recently landed a starring role on a hit soap opera called Gorgeous Thieves. Ren’s attractive mug can be seen in most grocery checkout lines on the covers of teen magazines. Unfortunately, sources say that Ren has allowed the fame to go straight to his/her head.

Ren Peach and Alex Jade are archenemies. Neither one gives the other respect, and they often get into spats if they are forced to be around each other for any length of time.  Ren is searching for a vacation home in Sun City, but to date, hasn't been lucky enough to find the perfect home. 

Suggested attire: Glamorous summer attire.

RIGNY CYAN

Pop Icon

Rigny Cyan is the ultra-eccentric pop icon from Mississippi.  Now a music chart-topper, Rigny still speaks with a Southern accent and follows Southern hospitality rules.  However, claws will pop out if you make Rigny angry.

Rigny struggled in the early days while performing at shopping centers in Sun City.  Rigny prevailed and became a huge star, leaving the doubters and harassers behind. 

Suggested attire: Quirky pop star summer attire such as a short dress (female), torn fishnet stockings, and brightly colored heels. For a male, ultra-trendy summer attire.

 WAVERLY SCARLET

Ride Operator

Waverly Scarlet is the boisterous rollercoaster operator at the Sun City Amusement Park.  Waverly is anything but friendly and constantly mocks the customers who board the rides.

Recently, the amusement park received notice of a lawsuit against the park. Some say that Waverly might be the reason for the legal action. If this is true, Waverly's job might be in jeopardy.

Suggested attire: Any uniform or a t-shirt and shorts with a name tag that says Sun City Amusement Park.

STORY INDIGO

Tennis Instructor

Story Indigo is the insufferable tennis instructor. Lacking control over volume and content, this tennis pro says what comes to mind without a care in the world. A long-time tennis pro, Story is anything but tolerant of beginning tennis players and isn’t ashamed to let them know how terrible they are.

Some people in town haven't paid their bills for their private lessons, and since Story works on commission, this is putting Story in a financial bind.  

Suggested attire: Tennis attire. Optional to bring a tennis racket as a prop.

WINTER OLIVE

Butcher

If you look up narcissism in the dictionary, the description would include Winter Olive’s picture beside it. Winter is the friendly yet self-loving neighborhood butcher with a dreadful over-exaggeration problem.

Winter used to be the town's friendliest barista at Star Coffee House on Nutmeg Street. However, due to daily complaints made by one customer, Winter was fired and had to seek a new career.  However, sources closest to Winter say s/he is happier as a butcher.

Suggested attire: Apron and butcher’s hat with summer attire. A plastic butcher knife is an optional prop.

DRACEN GRAY

Comedian

Details, details, details!  If you’re speaking to Dracen Gray, you had better prepare for many intricate points and facts!  This over-explaining comedian will jump at the chance to perform an impromptu standup comedy routine.

Recently, Dracen shut down a performance because of a heckler. After Dracen walked off stage, there was a fist fight with bloody noses. The audience at Dracen's shows has been packed to the brim ever since. However, there has been an upsurge of hecklers ever since the incident. This might lead to the end of Dracen's comedy career. 

Suggested attire: Funny t-shirt and shorts or any silly costume. Optional to bring jokes with you.

DAKOTA LEMON

Entrepreneur

The ultra-mysterious Dakota Lemon is no stranger to the American trash tabloids.  Rumor has it that this celebrity mogul dabbles in just about everything that’s illegal and depraved! 

One thing people do know for sure is that anyone who double-crosses Dakota is never seen again.  Be nice to Dakota. Give Dakota what they want, or pay the price!

Suggested attire: Very trendy summer attire. Fake money popping out of your pockets as an optional prop.

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