Detective Vic Torious is called to the ranch of Bill Yonnaire, the host of the Third Annual Super Spectacular Scavenger Hunt. This year’s event is to be televised for the first time. But the ultimate prize, a solid gold 12-inch laughing hyena worth a million dollars, has disappeared before it is officially “hidden.” Who stole the high-priced hyena? Could it be Duane Pypes, the former teen idol from an ’80s sitcom? Or perhaps it’s the newly-crowned champion of the American Superstar TV series, Carrie Oakey. Add in a retired supermodel, a ruthless defending champion, a former Olympic gold medalist, a mysterious uninvited competitor, and a struggling TV producer, and this becomes a headline-grabbing mystery to solve. But leave it to Detective Vic Torious to find a way! After the suspects have been questioned, the audience can vote for the most likely thief. A second prologue, post-intermission, reveals the true culprit. But wait, there are multiple endings for multiple shows! Or you can simply select your favorite conclusion. An optional character, Ella Mentry, may serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
With Brian Sylvia
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
I love the comedy/mystery genre and I thought this scenario had a lot of potential.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
Vic Torious is always fun to write. True story!
Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
Developing the outlandish characters is my favorite part of the writing process. Sometimes my characters are based on real life characters, but with this script that’s not really the case.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
I just wanted to give audiences a chance to laugh. The past few years have had many challenges, so hopefully Vic Torious and crew will help folks to forget those challenges even if it’s for just a little while.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?
Make sure your characters are larger than life, because that’s what I created them to be. And as a cast: laugh… enjoy the building of those characters and their interactions. Have fun!