Wanda T. Grimsby Interactive Theatrical Detective Case: The Case of Stolen Time

Written by:

Melissa Major, Emily Andrews

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+

Cast Size:
10

    Genre:

    Adventure
    Mystery
    TYA

    Themes:

    Detective

    Length:

    25 min.

    Year Written:

    2012

    Synopsis:

    In Wanda T. Grimsby Interactive Theatrical Detective Case: The Case of Stolen Time, Wanda T. Grimsby, Detective Extraordinaire is the city’s top adventurer slash detective and she’s back on the case in this interactive, theatrical case where someone or something has stolen time! In this exciting case the audience, in the form of small tour groups, help Wanda save the day and put time back where it belongs!

    Characters:

    WANDA T. GRIMSBY – Wanda is a twelve-year old very energetic detective slash adventurer. She is essentially the tour guide for the groups of detectives that she takes around solving the case. Throughout the solving of the case, Wanda facilitates the group to figure out clues.

    BIRDS OF PRAY – Descending originally from the South Pacific, Birds of Pray use praying instead of preying. They live in the trees of the thick rainforest and are perched on silks.

    MRS. LAHKE SMITH – Pronounced “Lock” Smith, Mrs. Smith is obsessed with keys, locks and riddles.

    CLOCKNESS MONSTER – The Clockness Monster is the pond-creature obsessed with time.

    THE CRAZY EIGHTS (The Crazy One and Crazy Too) – The Crazy Eights are comedic characters that are card players. When people approach outside of a tour, they ask them what their favourite card game is and if the person says “poker” for example, they start poking them.

    First Produced:

    Cultura Festival, Mel Lastman Square, Toronto, ON, 2012. Directed by Melissa Major and Emily Andrews.

    Resources:

    Wanda T. Grimsby Interactive Theatrical Detective Case: The Case of Stolen Time is available through the Canadian Play Outlet.

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    Notes:

    Casting is completely open in regards to gender, race, and disability.