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The Case of the Missing Shoes


By Becky of Three Rivers, MI

CAST:
Detective Hablancy-Handsome detective that solves mystery
Susan McKay-Young, cute, innocent victim of the mystery
Doris Lafy-Old, cranky, and crabby victim of the case
Professor Sam Rufus-Absent minded book worm
Narrator-Someone with strong loud voice
Misty Meanor-Criminal
Narrator
PROPS/COSTUMES:
Magnifying lens;bags of shoes;multiple pairs of shoes that include bunny slippers;sneakers and men's shoes;A bunch of single socks attached to the inside of villian's coat;Professor's book;Costumes: Narrator should wear shorts. Trench coat and big hat for Misty Meanor.

SETTING: A park.

Narrator:
One beautiful day, a certain girl named Susan McCay, discovered her shoes were missing. Not all of them, but one from each pair.

Susan McKay:
(Looking sad and whiny.)

Where oh where could my shoes be? Ohhh! Come out, come out, wherever you are! Can anyone help me?

(Detective Hablancy arrives.)

Detective Hablancy:
Did I hear the word....HELP?

Susan McKay:
Why, yes Detective!

Detective Hablancy:
Are you missing one shoe from every pair?

Susan McKay:
Why, yes Detective!

Detective Hablancy:
Left or right?

Susan McKay:
Uh, right......but how did you know I was missing a shoe?

Detective Hablancy:
Because something stinks around here and all of the people coming this way have the same problem!

(Doris Lafy and Professor Sam Rufus shuffle in with only one shoe on each. Professor Sam Rufus is caught up in reading her book.)

Susan McKay:
Oh Dear, Mrs.Lafy! Don't slip and fall!

Doris Lafy:
Can someone please tell me whose responsible for this nasty prank?

Detective Hablancy:
I don't know yet Mrs. Lafy, but I promise to get to the bottom of this at once.

(Detective Hablancy inspects the scene with his magnifying glass. Professor Sam Rufus reads her book, oblivious of the situation.)

Susan McKay:
Not Professor Rufus too!

Professor Sam Rufus:
Huh?...Me?...Did someone mention my name?

Susan McKay:
Yes, Professor Rufus. You are missing a shoe.

Professor Sam Rufus:
Left or right? Oh, dear, I suppose I am missing a shoe. Now where could it have gone?

Detective Hablancy:
Don't worry Professor! I'll get to the bottom of this!

(Professor Sam Rufus continues looking for his shoe.)

Narrator:
Suddenly a suspicious character has tiptoed onto the scene. Could it be our villian Misty Meanor, that shoe snatching thief?

(Misty Meanor is tiptoeing upstage crossing behind the park tree and bench. She stops to respond to the narrator's accusation.)

Misty Meanor:
(Holding bags that are bulging and her shirt is bulging too.)

Yeah I did it! So what? You don't know where I am hiding them! My secret is safe!

Detective Hablancy:
Or is it?

(Detective Hablacny, Doris Lafy, Professor Sam Rufus, and Susan McKay dump the contents of the bags on the floor. Inside are all different kinds of shoes. Susan McKay pulls on Misty Meanor's shirt and out come more shoes! Professor Sam Rufus goes back to reading.)

Susan McKay:
My other sneaker! Yeah!

Doris Lafy:
My other bunny slipper! Well, it's about time.

Professor Sam Rufus:
Huh, did someone mention shoes?

Narrator:
So, another mystery is solved in this small town. Hey, where is my sock?

All:
Left or right?

(Misty Meanor begins to tiptoe off set.)

Misty Meanor:
(Misty Meanor opens up coat to reveal socks sewed to inside lining of the coat.)

I'll never tell! Ha, ha, ha!


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