Ages 8 - adult
10 minutes; Fixed Set; 3m, 3f, Flexible Cast. Gram's ring is missing! Fear not, the Stratfords are on the case. Gramps, decked out as Sherlock Holmes, leads the family in a hunt for clues. Addie the dog activates her sniffer to search the premises. It's not only clues that the family uncovers. They also learn about the four sentence types: declarative, imperative, exclamatory, and interrogative.
BE BOLD, BE BOLD
High school to adult
30 minutes; 5m, 4f, 3 Extras, Flexible Cast. In this tale of murder and retribution, Grandmama shares the tale of Lady Mary, a young woman in love with mysterious Mr. Fox. When Mr. Fox returns from his travels, he and Lady Mary will seal their wedding contract. The day before his return, Lady Mary seeks out his secluded estate. She finds a bizarre inscription above its entry: "Be Bold, Be Bold." Embracing her boldness, Lady Mary enters...and quickly uncovers a deadly secret.
10 minutes; Fixed Set; 3m, 3f, Flexible Cast. Jewel, Bill, and Addie attempt to prepare a surprise breakfast for Gram and Gramps. Addie "thunks" the eggs and "kerplunks" milk into the bowl. When Jewel heats up a sizzling skillet, she realizes that the room is abuzz with onomatopoeia--words that imitate sounds. Her explanation of onomatopoeia results in a raucous conga line--and more noises!
10 minutes; Fixed Set; 3m, 3f, Flexible Cast. Gramps searches for his misplaced Egyptian history book. Bill explains, "She asked if she could borrow it, so I gave it to her." However, since there are three "she's" in the family, Gramps is confused. An exchange that parodies Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine "Who's on First?" results. In the end, Bill learns all about pronouns.
YOU'RE PULLING MY LEG!
10 minutes; Fixed Set; 3m, 4f, Flexible Cast. The Stratford family is delighted to welcome Rosa, Gram's cousin, who is visiting from Italy. However, by using a series of idioms, including "I laid an egg," "It costs an arm and a leg," and "Grab the bull by the horns," the family manages to thoroughly befuddle their guest.
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