Drama Classes

Performance Workshop: The Emerald Heist

An Interactive Mystery Play

1 Week Class, Half-Day

Age 10-15

7/20/2020 - 7/24/2020

10:30- 12:30pm

Location: Online

Price: $140

Performance Workshop is an opportunity for students to learn a short non-musical play in a week. While the final presentation has limited scenic elements, participants will gain experience with auditioning, blocking, script analysis, character development, and performance.

About the Play

Emerald Heist: Can we believe the shameless Thief that he didn’t snatch the emerald? Or could the culprit be the pretentious Jeweler, the selfish Curator, or perhaps even a member of the audience? The intrepid Marshal will interrogate cast and audience alike until dessert and justice are served. This show is full of surprises that will have audience members on their feet — or in handcuffs! The first-class dining car on a passenger train provides a wonderful setting to meet Mrs. Winston, an incredibly generous person. Her latest selfless acts include upgrading the coach tickets of a hungry young couple who has sneaked into the dining car and allowing a small museum to exhibit her famed Rockefeller Emerald ring. In fact, she’s on the train to personally deliver the emerald to the museum. But when a thief attempts to steal the emerald only to announce that it’s already missing, the situation quickly goes offtrack! Even worse, it seems the guards have been killed by a person or persons unknown.