P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Agatha Christie's The Kidnapping at Waverly Court
By: Heather Lynn
Cast: 4 M, 3 F
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 27 pgs
MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Country Squire Marcus Waverly and his wife receive a mysterious note from a kidnapper who threatens to abduct their three-year-old son if they don’t pay a large ransom. Oddly, the note states the exact day and time the abduction will take place. At the appointed time, Mr. Waverly, his young son, and a Scotland Yard inspector are locked in a room with police posted outside. When nothing happens, they emerge from the locked room only to discover the boy has suddenly vanished. Desperate to find their missing son, the Waverlys hire famed detective Hercule Poirot to investigate. Poirot asks, why did the kidnapper warn the family beforehand? Why not simply kidnap the boy and hold him for ransom? Suspects include the child’s nanny, Mr. Waverly’s devoted butler, and Mrs. Waverly’s trusted secretary. Audiences will enjoy this ingenious locked-room mystery.
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Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $173.00 (10 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)