Purchase Application:

$50.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

Pencils, Paper & Poison

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Culinary Mystery in One Act
by Sherrie Pesta
3F / 4M /4 Either
Approximate Playing Time: 45 Minutes

It’s two days before Thanksgiving. The high school faculty and staff should be on break for the holiday, but Principal Narcy has called everyone in for a mandatory development day. No one is pleased. In attempts to bribe their way to freedom, characters pass in and out with food offerings. Narcy accepts each offering, only to dish up surprise plans to terminate their employment in return. Is it any wonder, then, that Principal Narcy ends up dead?? Poisoned, of course! Constance, the receptionist/secretary, Noel, the librarian, Ernest, the coach, Joy a kindergarten teacher and Mark, Dean of Academics are all suspects. Who among them may have added an extra ingredient to his or her recipe? The police think they have the killer, but are they right? A family-friendly comedy, Pencils, Paper & Poison comes complete with recipes ready to serve up an evening of fun and entertainment for your audiences. And at 45 minutes running time, Pesta’s play works great for theatre competitions as well. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $50 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$50.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees