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Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.
- Louisa May Alcott
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
- Frank Herbert
When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story. 
― Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction
Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
- Julia Cameron Quotes
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

Kids Mystery Parties

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The Hair-Raising Case of Rapunzel's Green Tresses
5 girls and 7 boys are suspects
Up to 30 can play!
10 - 14 years old

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5 boys and 7 girls are suspects - up to 30 can play
Ages 10-14

The Hair-Raising Case of Rapunzel's Green Tresses challenges your teens to Order Kids Mystery Party Kits figure out who dyed the star's hair green just before the debut performance of the much-anticipated play. This is one of our most-challenging mysteries and is sure to be the hit of your next party.

For years, the Upstage Heights Theater lay vacant and neglected until Harry D. Rector arrived with a vision, determination, and enough cash to turn the crumbling brick building into a fancy fairy-tale theater. He wrote a script, held auditions, and signed on promising actors - actors who were none other than eager townspeople of Upstage Heights caught up in his star-struck plan.

Yes, Harry promised to make them all shining stars. And his first production would be a glitzy version of a famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale - the story of how the beautiful Rapunzel would let down her hair from the top of an isolated tower to be used as a golden stairway for visitors to climb.

With the grand opening night of "Rapunzel" fast approaching, his predictions seemed to be coming true. Playbills were circulating like wild fire around the town, and all anyone could talk about was the show. "Have you heard? Prince Charming is going to climb real hair!"

No one had ever attempted such a feat before. Tickets were sold out. Actors were reciting lines day and night and, best of all, a big producer was in Upstage Heights. Rumor had it that if he liked what he saw, he might sign on the actors and take the show on a nationwide tour. Ultimate destination - Broadway.

But now he may not see anything. The play - or, more precisely (but just as devastatingly), the star - has been sabotaged TODAY, on opening day. The long lustrous, golden waves of hair on the head of Rapunzel, played by Jeanie Us, have been dyed a slimy, gross green. No prince would even want to touch such hair, let alone climb it.

And no audience will want to see it. How can the show go on when no golden hair dye can be found that’s powerful enough to cover the green? An understudy isn’t an option. No one, not even her twin sister, Jill, has hair as long as Jeanie’s.

Everyone involved in the production is gathered at Trendy Tresses Hair Salon, trying to decide what to do. Only careful questioning by cast and crew can uncover the truth about the perpetrator of this dastardly dye job. If, as feared, the show must be canceled, the culprit must be made to announce it to the disappointed crowd - and suffer the consequences of a colossal bombardment of rotten tomatoes.

We’d tell all of you to "break a leg," but the way this show is going, it makes more sense to wish you "locks of luck!"

 

One of these suspects (standard names) dyed Rapunzel's hair green:
(you can change these standard names when you personalize the mystery)


JEANIE US, Starring as Rapunzel - She had stage fright until she landed the coveted starring role.

JILL US, Jeanie's twin sister - She tried out for the starring role, but her sister got it instead. Now, she's writing a new, improved version of "Rapunzel."

HARRY D. RECTOR, Director
- The new production is his brainchild. He's sunk a lot of money into making this play a success.

RICH N. CHARMIN, Portraying the Prince
- He hopes the play isn't too good because he really doesn't want to go on the road with it.

EVE N. TEMPERED, Portraying Rapunzel's Mother - Going on the road with the play would mean she'd have to leave her six children to the care of someone else.

LUKE E. CHARMIN, Portraying Rapunzel's Father - He'd rather be studying chemistry. Besides, why did his older brother, Rich, get a better part?

COB WEBB, Portraying the Witch - She has to climb Rapunzel's tresses in the play, but she keeps slipping.

SID LINES, Auto Mechanic
- He's Jeanie's boyfriend and would hate to see her leave town if the play started a nationwide tour.

TRESSA MAY, Hair Salon Owner - She fears that people might begin to abuse their own hair if "Rapunzel" is a hit.

RUBY LIPS, Apprentice Hair Dresser
- Her boyfriend, Rich, is playing the prince and she doesn't like the part where he kisses Jeanie.

RAY SINBLADES, Teen Rollerblader
- He'd rather see the old theater used for roller hockey.

WANDA BEE, Set Painter - She tried out for the part of Rapunzel and, instead, ended up as Jeanie's understudy. 

 

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