The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides

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About The Play

Comedy. 10-15 minutes. 2-6 females, 2-6 males (5-8 performers total, including 3 optional walk-on roles). Suitable for elementary school and older.

Premiered at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School (Dallas, TX) with subsequent production at the Summer Shorts Festival (Williston, ND).

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Mysterious disappearances haunt Witchy Way, a street that passes for normal but is far from it.  First a boy goes missing, then a cat.  As the police investigate and a nosy neighbor spies from her window, the accusations start to fly. But when the prime suspect is finally cornered, he makes an astonishing claim.

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Did You Know?

Meron Langsner was a highly sought-after movement/stage combat workshop instructor through the METG (Massachesetts Educational Theatre Guild) Master Classes program for several years.