What people have said about our Murder Mystery plays

I wanted to let you know that I'm directing a production of "Remains To Be Seen". This is my first time directing, and I was hired and chose the play only 2 months ago. As I raced to read scripts, this one was the only one I found that fit all the criteria I needed and wanted it to. I liked that it did not require a complicated set, costumes, props, or sound effects, but has allowed for some creative staging with the built-in audience interaction. I've always been a fan of the murder-mystery, and liked that this one has so many historical references to theater, television, movies, music, literature, and culture in general. It's been exciting for me to watch the students learn a lot through the process of understanding the story and developing their characters. We have really enjoyed preparing this play, and I'm very excited to see how our audience reacts. Thank you so much for writing and making your work available.
-T. Lopshire
Ridgeview HS.
Colfax, IL

"I simply had to let you know that your script "To Wake the Dead" was phenomenal. Several months ago, Our school had bought and used it for our Murder Mystery night, and the event was a huge success in which we were able to raise two thousand dollars. I was given the honor of, not only directing, but playing Chief Wambaugh, perhaps the greatest character in the entire script, "and that". I have recommended your website to other schools in our district that plan on holding a similar event. Thanks once again for such a wonderfully written show."
--Michael Mattia
Freehold, New Jersey

It was a huge success. We did your play "A Plot of Murder" for 1 performance. It sold out quickly and we had to turn people away.
--Trent Clayton and Cheri Bonacker
Camdenton High School
Camdenton, MO.


Hi Lee,
"I just wanted to tell you how much we have enjoyed bringing your plays to life! They are incredibly funny and have so many twists and turns, we have really enjoyed both scripts we've purchased from you. You're a great writer with a brilliant sense of humor. If we decide to do another murder mystery we'll be looking over your remaining scripts. Thanks again for offering them for sale. We've raised a good little bit of money for restoring our old theater."

Best Regards,

--Linda Mattingly
Tallassee's Little Theatre
Tallassee, Alabama


"This show equaled and surpassed my initial vision. People who didn't see it are kicking themselves because of the positive responses from those who did. The whole evening was a gamble but certainly one worth taking and certainly one that paid off very, very nicely. Please feel free to use any of these comments or to share my e-mail address with anybody who is thinking about producing the show. It could easily join /Sheer Madness/ as a local, can't miss production in any community. Thanks for making this wonderful evening for cast and audience possible."
--Dennis Eller
Canterbury School
Fort Wayne, IN


Hello Lee:
Your play I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning absolutely killed our audience. A good thing. Actually, they were lively for a group that just had been murdered. As I might have told you, we made $5,000 dollars for our charities (that includes table sponsors and every gimmick we could think of, as well as ticket sales). A blast. The audience laughed at every joke and got so involved in guessing the killer that we almost had to shut them up with muzzles.

--Mike Hauser


I have been reminded that I have never sent you feedback of our wonderfully successful evening last July when we presented "I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning". The event was a fundraiser for an orphanage in Migori, Kenya which my husband and I visited in 2007 and for which, since then, our church (Doncaster East Uniting Church in Melbourne, Australia) has been raising funds. Following on the huge success of that evening we are planning on presenting Murder me Always in August. Thank you so much for allowing the flexibility to alter the script to make it more "local".
--Ruth Hodges
Doncaster East Uniting Church
Melbourne, Australia


I just wanted to say that our church just did the play "Murder Me Always" and we had the best time! We have been having mystery dinners for the past 7-8 years and this was by far the most enjoyable we've done in a long time!
--Diana H.
Leo United Methodist Church
Leo, IN.


We performed 'Death of a Doornail' last week and it was AWESOME!!! The script was amazing, we loved it and the seniors loved it. You are an amazing playwright.
--Thank you very much,

Julie Scott
Kingsport Senior Center


"Hi - we have been doing your comedy Murder mystery dinner theater plays for 6 years at our school with HUGE success- Our productions sell out within 48 hours that tickets go on sale. Our public LOVES your plays!"
-William Pearce
Purchase Line High School
Commodore PA


I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for your script, "Remains to be Seen". We performed the production this past weekend at our church and it was a great success. At the end of September, our drama team will be traveling to England to perform the production in Birmingham where we have missionaries working to connect to the local neighborhoods. At first it seemed rather strange to use a murder mystery as an out-reach tool, but murder mysteries are very popular there and the missionaries were looking for something very non-evangelistic as a way to reach out to the community. As they get ready for us to come and are advertising the production, there is, already a great deal of excitement being generated throughout the community. Our team is very excited, as well, about the opportunity to use this show as another way to introduce people to Christ.
Again, I just wanted to thank you for your creativity and wanted to let you know just how your work is impacting others throughout the world.

God Bless.

--David Wehmhoefer
Director of the Arts
Rainier View Christian Church


"The Murder Mystery went over so well last time that we're considering doing another one again."
--Jennifer Yuenger
Nashua High School North
Nashua, NH


"This was our first attempt at any kind of show at the park district. We had 70 people show for dinner and the show, which is more than we had hoped. My boss was so pleased that he wants to do another one in the winter. Thank you for all of your help."
--Dee Hamilton
Worth, IL