P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Agatha Christie's The Disappearance of the Western Star
By: Heather Lynn
Cast: 5 M, 3 F, 2 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 3 F)
Performance Time: Approximately 30-40 minutes, 38 pgs
MYSTERY. Adapted from the story by Agatha Christie. American film star Mary Marvell has received three threatening letters warning that her diamond, the “Western Star,” will be stolen on “the night of the full moon.” Concerned, she consults detective Hercule Poirot but stubbornly ignores his advice to hand over the diamond for safekeeping because she wants to wear the diamond when she visits Lady Yardly, who owns a similar diamond known as the “Star of the East.” At the Yardlys’ estate, Lady Yardly is attacked by an intruder and the “Star of the East” diamond is ripped from her neck. The next day, Miss Marvel’s “Western Star” diamond is stolen from her hotel room. It is up to Poirot to find the diamonds and return them to their rightful owners, but to do so, he must create a ruse clever enough to bring things to a head. However, in doing so, things come to a head between Poirot and his good friend Arthur Hastings, who declares he is fed up with Poirot making a fool of him.
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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: $193.00 (13 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)