Motivation for Murder

Written by Susanne Arrington
Directed by Marjorie Strauss
Produced by It's A Mystery

Welcome to an inspirational and motivational evening with the world-renowned motivational speaking team of Will N. Lighten and Knowie N. Lighten. You will be uplifted and encouraged as you hear their message of positive thinking and generous giving.

As in any successful business, there are many people behind the scenes who help bring it all together. You'll want to meet Wiley Foxx, the administrator of N. Lighten Enterprises; accountant Booker B. Slick; Simplicity Simons, assistant to Will; and Will's sister and Image Consultant, Scarlett Hughes. It has come to our attention that Detective Frank Earnest is also in attendance, so if you've got anything to hide, you may not wish to seek him out!

Motivational speakers talk a lot about harmony with others and feeling good about yourself...tonight, however, you may notice discord and ill will which lead to murder! It will be up to you and your table of fellow sleuths to discover who the killer is. So, think of a clever name for your table, er, detective agency, and listen carefully for clues. At the designated time, your agency will be asked to formulate a question that your delegated chief detective will ask a suspect. Once all tables have completed their questioning, each detective agency will submit a solution sheet indicating "who done it" and why. The first agency to determine the most correct motive and culprit wins.


Will N. Lighten

One of the top motivational speakers in the nation and many parts of the world. He plans on parlaying his fame and finesse into a bid for the White House. After all, he seems to have many characteristics for the job..he is slick, greedy, cheats on his wife and is power hungry. Will someone elect to take him out of the picture?

Knowie N. Lighten

Knowledge Powers Nash married Will N. Lighten to get ahead and head for a place of importance. Will riding on her husband's coattails prove to be bumpier than she thought?

Wiley Foxx

Executive Director of N. Lighten Enterprises, this life-long friend of Will has an agenda of his own. He considers himself a puppeteer who pulls the strings of those on stage. What other tricks does he have up his sleeve?

Booker B. Slick

"Bookie" has proven herself an efficient accountant who makes sure the company books as well as her personal checkbook stay "in the black", but she "sees red" every time she encounters the other women on the staff. What accounts for the ill will?

Simplicity Simons

Will this former model and present "personal assistant" to Will see her dreams of fashion fame come true? Or will she simply pose problems for the organization?

Scarlett Hughes

Scarlett lettered in questionable activities in her younger years, but has since become the Image Consultant for N. Lighten Enterprises. Has she really changed or is she just keeping up appearances?

Frank Earnest

Can you spell "audit"? This IRS-hired detective came here tonight to investigate N. Lighten Enterprises on suspicion of tax evasion. However, with murder to keep him occupied, he might need to file for an extension on his original assignment.

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