Nora Swan: Murder Most Personal, A Small Cast Drama Murder Mystery Play Perusal



A Dramatic Play, Murder Mystery.  A World War II-era car accident almost destroys Nora by leaving her blind and her husband dead.  In 1951, Nora learns several things about her husband and their accident which send her, with her husband’s friend Dempsey, toward the revelation of long-kept secrets.


We always hear about “Rudolph THIS!” or “Rudolph THAT!” Just because Rudolph saved the day ONCE… Everybody tends to forget about the eight ORIGINAL reindeer.

Well? They’re not putting up with it anymore and DANCER is championing the cause. However, he may have taken things a bit too far. His mischief gets out of hand, and he manages to back himself into a corner.

Now, this wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that he takes everybody down with him. Especially Ralph, the Elf Manager. Because of all the chaos, Ralph accidentally clobbers Santa on the head. Santa winds out with amnesia and has no interest at all in climbing into a sleigh and delivering toys on Christmas Eve. Ralph, of course, thinks his career will be over as soon as Santa regains his memory and realizes what he’s done.

In the middle of it all, Santa starts calling Mrs. Claus, “Fee Fee,” and all SHE wants to do is go on a long overdue vacation.

And all of this is being absorbed with total confusion by the two new little elves working in Santa’s Workshop.

Will Christmas happen this year? Of course, it does! There’s ALWAYS a happy ending! And the Music is delightful.

Cast of Characters

    1. DANCER – The Reindeer
    2. RALPH – The Elf Manager. He’s a real curmudgeon. Always grumpy. Never Smiles.
    3. SANTA
    4. MRS. CLAUS – A sweet soul with a “Gracie Allen” type logic.
    5. LENNY – (LENORIOS) – Little girl Elf.
    6. STEVE – (STEVIONAL) – Little boy Elf.

Script Sample

Director’s Notes

There are only two sets. The main set is of NORA’S Park Avenue Apartment (Described in the script). The sub-set is of a table setting at a Posh New York Restaurant in 1951.

NORA wears her #1 glasses in the beginning and changes to her #2 (more stylish) glasses when she is at the restaurant with Marjorie. When she is at home, unless specified, she takes them off.

The materials package comes with all the scripts, both pairs of glasses as well as a PRESS PLAY CD that contains all the needed sound effects.

The Director should feel free to contact J&G Unlimited any time in order to speak with the authors regarding any questions or to request any needed changes.

Your Materials Package Includes:

    • 16 Scripts
    • 1 Piano/Vocal Score Book
    • 1 Press Play CD

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