Alan Irvine: Storyteller 

 Interactive Mystery Night Programs

 

Alan Irvine has designed a series of interactive mysteries suitable for your group! All these programs get everyone involved and active as they play a role in an exciting mystery story!

 

The Cross of St. Bob’s

The small parish of St. Bob’s is rocked by news that a valuable gold cross has been stolen from the church! Various members of the church staff and congregation were in the church on the day of the theft – can you figure out which one is guilty?

    In this all ages mystery, everyone plays a part, taking on the role of one of the suspects in the mystery.  Everyone has clues to offer,and suspicious actions to conceal, and no one knows who the thief really is until the very end!

    This program is suitable for kids (4th grade and up), teens, adults. It is particularly good as a family night event, with kids and adults all taking on roles. Have adults take on the roles of kids and kids take on the adult roles. Enhance the role-playing with costume contests and other events. A fun-filled evening for everyone.

 

Where is McBarnie?

The beloved rector of the small parish of St. Bob’s is missing!  The Rev. McBarnie went off on vacation and apparently just kept going. Fortunately, the members of the congregation of St. Bob’s are a globe-trotting lot, and have been running into McBarnie here and there on their own travels. If only they could remember where and when!

    In this all ages mystery, everyone plays a part, taking on the role of one of the globe-trotting parishioners.  Everyone has clues to offer about where they were when they met McBarnie and where he had been or was planning to go.  Working together, the group uses the clues to reconstruct McBarnie’s jaunt around the world and figure out where he is now.

    This program is suitable for kids (4th grade and up), teens, adults. It is particularly good as a family night event, with kids and adults all taking on roles.  Enhance the role-playing with costume contests, ethnic foods and refreshments from the countries in the story, and other events. Decorate with maps and travel books and posters. A fun-filled evening for everyone.

 

The Case of the Purloined Pear-lined Pie

One Saturday in August, Mrs. Agatha Holmes baked one of her famous pear pies.  She took the pie out of the oven and set it on the windowsill of the kitchen window.  When she came back into the kitchen later, the pie was gone! All the neighborhood kids were in or near her house that afternoon.  Which one helped themselves to a fresh-baked pie?

   In this mystery designed for upper elementary or middle-school aged players, everybody plays the character of one of the kids in the neighborhood.  Everyone has clues to offer, and things to conceal, and no one really knows who the thief is until the very end.

 

The Captain’s Comeuppance

During the Civil War, murder strikes! The dashing Captain of the army unit stationed just outside Bedford, Pennsylvania is found dead in his tent.  But who did it –disgruntled soldiers in his unit, the Confederate doctor, the spurned lover in town? Or someone else?

    This program can be run as a fully interactive mystery, with everyone playing the part of one of the characters in the story, or, if you want to get more elaborate, with a team of actors playing the key parts and everyone else in the role of detective, asking questions, sniffing for clues, and trying to put the solution together.

    This program is suitable for teens and adults.

 

Bring Alan in to run one of these fun-filled mystery nights for you?

Too far away to bring Alan in? Contact him about getting the basic kit of instructions and materials you need to run the program yourself!

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