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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



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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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.




Mickey Mustard prefers to stand back in the shadows during social gatherings. His/her exceptionally high I.Q. makes Mickey highly sensitive to the surroundings. Mickey is a rocket scientist turned astronaut who has more intelligence than s/he can handle.

Suggested attire: Luau-inspired party attire with an optional astronaut helmet as a prop.


Cafeteria Line Worker

Stevie Pink is the nosy cafeteria line worker at Sun City Elementary School.  Stevie knows everything about everyone as s/he eavesdrops on the kids during lunchtime.  Stevie is one cafeteria worker who is no stranger to cutting a rug. Stevie’s constantly dancing.

Suggested attire: Summer attire with a hairnet as an optional accessory.


Bank Teller

Chek Lilac is the unconventional bank teller.  Known to be quite frugal, Chek will drive you nutzo and meticulously calculate everything out to the nearest quarter of a cent!

Suggested attire: Summer attire with a calculator as an optional prop.



ER Physician

Dr. Frankie Vermillion is an energetic emergency room physician at Sun City Hospital.  This is one doc who’s in serious love…with Dr. Frankie Vermillion.  Dr. Vermillion doesn’t pass up a mirror or other highly reflective surface without a quick admiration of his/her features.

Suggested attire: Lab coat and stethoscope over summer attire.


Pastry Chef

Ryan Charcoal is the rude baker and owner of the Sun City Bakery. Ryan is the meanest person in town and is a notorious party crasher.  For this reason, Ryan was invited to Darby’s luau to ease the tension.

Suggested attire: Summer attire with a chef’s hat as an optional prop.



Dr. Furen Copper is an annoying one-upper.  If you’ve done, said, or tried anything cool, Furen’s done it more, said it already, and tried it three times.  Furen is new to Sun City, and not many people know the real Dr. Copper.

Suggested Attire: Lab coat and stethoscope over summer attire.


Kindergarten Teacher

Robyn Teal is the alluring kindergarten teacher at Sun City Elementary School. Robyn prefers the single life and doesn’t want to be bogged down by anybody.  Robyn is known as the town jet-setter and lives to set out on the next adventure.

Suggested attire: Casual summer attire or a teacher costume.


Tattoo Artist

Bat Von Aqua is the morose tattoo artist at the Bleeding Ink Tattoo Shop.  Every sentence that spews from Bat’s mouth is negative, unenthusiastic, and somewhat alarming.

Suggested attire: Summer attire with a full sleeve tattoo on the arms, tattooed neck, and face (use makeup / temporary tattoos). Wild Mohawk hair (wig).


Sky Diving Instructor

Mel Mauve has always been a daredevil.  Mel is a brave sky-diving instructor who aspires to be a reality television star.  Mel applies for any reality television show that is casting and is patiently awaiting a big break into fame and fortune.

Suggested attire: Casual summer attire or a flight jumpsuit. Optional to bring business cards for your skydive instructing business.


Social Media Consultant

Danny Magenta is an intellectual social media consultant.  A dependable hard worker, Danny is a true and loyal friend.  Danny’s social media royalty and can add a million followers to your business’s social media accounts overnight!  However, it’s not all roses with Danny, as Danny can be unpredictable.

Suggested attire:  Casual summer attire. Optional to bring business cards for your social media business.


Assassin for Hire

Harper Chestnut is the elusive hired gun from New York.  Harper openly admits what s/he does for a living, but also says that there is no evidence to prove s/he has ever been involved in a crime.  Watch your back around this mysterious assassin. 

Suggested attire: Casual summer attire with toy guns in every pocket / strapped to you in every possible location. Or, an assassin's costume.


Restaurant Manager, Biscuits & Bacon

Justice Blue is the self-centered restaurant manager of Biscuits & Bacon.  Justice has a problem with constant perspiration and smokes a Sherlock Holmes-style pipe. Justice is a tad eccentric, as s/he blames everything on the ghosts around him/her.

Suggested attire: Casual summer attire. A Sherlock Holmes-style pipe and a plastic baggie with water and a sponge as an optional prop to keep you ‘sweaty.’


Mayor of Sun City

There are two sides to Mayor Pauli Periwinkle, and one of them should be avoided at all costs!  If you have something to offer Pauli, the mayor will always have your back.  The mayor suffers from a severe case of anxiety, and employees of the mayor’s office have learned to evade Pauli on a bad day!

Suggested attire: Formal summer attire. Vote for Me campaign buttons as optional props.


Guitarist, Songwriter

 Mars Malachite is a talented guitarist and songwriter. If you ever need a cheer-up, turn to Mars for an open ear. Mars frustrates the paparazzi because they have been unsuccessful at capturing immoral or unethical behavior. Mars’ enormous fan base believes s/he does no wrong.

Suggested attire: Rock star attire. Optional to bring a guitar (real/toy) as a prop.


Town Lunatic

Mace Bronze is the antisocial town lunatic.  As if Mace stepped out of a thirty-year cave of isolation, s/he has no idea how to interact with others.  Therefore, speaking with Mace is always unnerving and difficult. 

Suggested attire: Anything that makes you appear unstable. You can wear pajamas, a hospital robe, a straight jacket costume, or a silly costume. You have no concept of fashion or aesthetics.



Axon Sienna is a gloomy, dark poet. A self-proclaimed pessimist, Axon spends the days in a darkened, dilapidated house writing sinister poetry.

Suggested attire: Gothic attire. Optional to bring dark poetry to be performed.


Pop Star

 Taylor Cardinal launched a career playing the role of a talented child rock star called Baby T.  Lately, Taylor has gone off the deep end, and nobody knows what will come next.

Suggested attire:  Outrageous pop star summer attire.


Travel Agent

Devon Denim is a helpful travel agent for the Sun City Travel Agency. Devon gives excellent advice and is the most comforting person around.  However, the rumor is that Devon’s business practices might be shady.  Watch your back around this friendly travel adviser.

Suggested attire: Business casual summer attire. Optional to make business cards to pass out during the party.



Jamie Ruby is a pharmacist who is an incessant exaggerator. Everything Jamie has done in life is always bigger and better when Jamie tells the story. Jamie is new to Sun City, having recently relocated due to landing a lucrative position at the Sun City Pharmacy.

Suggested attire: Lab coat (optional) over summer attire. Name tag with Sun City Pharmacy as an optional prop.


Sun City College Reporter

Emery Emerald is the boisterous news reporter from Sun City College.  Emery often socializes with the townspeople of Sun City to see if s/he can get the scoop on a good story.  However, s/he has a peculiar habit of ending statements as a question, and this tends to confuse others.

Suggested attire: Reporter costume. Optional to bring a tape recorder, notepad and pen to interview people during the party

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