Murder (Comedy) in Space!

by Ed Shockley

About the Play

Comedy. 45-55 minutes. 9-30 any gender. Suitable for middle school and older.

Murder (Comedy) in Space!
was developed under its original title of 2071 (A Moral Mystery) as part of a residency at Lower Merion Middle School. Students suggested the theme and plot settings (a moon of Saturn, the surface of Mars), and author Ed Shockley created a unique play utilizing these conditions.


In a zany homage to Inspector Clouseau, with a plot created by middle school students, a bumbling detective and his laser happy cohorts teleport across the galaxy to investigate the death of a futuristic champion of non-violence. The trail leads to the badlands of Mars, where the characters—and the audience—must decide if they will reveal the truth and destroy a fragile intergalactic peace or collaborate in a well-intentioned deception...

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Printed Script $7.50 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $7.75 $0.00
Performance Royalties $45.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $70.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $75.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $55.00 $0.00
Silver Package $75.00 $0.00
Gold Package $100.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $150.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $200.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $55.00 $0.00

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