P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Agatha Christie's The Chocolate Box
By: Heather Lynn
Cast: 3 M, 3 F, 2 flexible
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 28 pgs
MURDER-MYSTERY. Adapted from the short story by Agatha Christie. Famed detective Hercule Poirot discretely recounts to his friend Arthur Hastings the shocking story of the one and only time he failed to solve a murder. Years ago while on vacation, Poirot is visited by Virginie Mesnard, who asks him to investigate the death of Paul Déroulard, a politician who mysteriously died the night before he was to be promoted to government minister. Clues include two boxes of chocolates with mismatched lids, poisonous eye drops, and a missing bottle of nitroglycerin. After recounting the “miserable affair,” Poirot insists that if he should ever grow too conceited, Hastings need only say two words “chocolate box” as a humble reminder. Easy to stage.
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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: $179.00 (11 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)