Comedy. 10-15 minutes. 2-6 females, 2-6 males (5-8 performers total, including 3 optional walk-on roles). Suitable for elementary school and older.
Premiered at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School (Dallas, TX), with subsequent production at the Summer Shorts Festival (Williston, ND).
The Catnapper Mystery is also available as part of It's Elementary! Twelve Short Plays for Upper Elementary Actors, a collection that may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).
Mysterious disappearances haunt Witchy Way, a street that passes for normal but is far from it. First a boy goes missing, then a cat. As the police investigate and a nosy neighbor spies from her window, the accusations start to fly. But when the prime suspect is finally cornered, he makes an astonishing claim.