Overview of the Prom party
Melissa Matthews – the girl they all thought would be prom queen – has been attacked by a tiny drone covered in spikes. Her beautiful dress has been ripped to shreds and covered in purple ink.
Who would do such a thing? Was it one of the other girls (or their boyfriends or parents) who wanted the crown? Or was it someone else?
“Jile’s parents didn’t rent a limo for Jiles and Amanda to go in to the prom. They bought one.”
What they've said about this prom mystery
Bonnie Kassen, USA
Bonnie approached us a few months back with an idea for a mystery about a prom party. Normally we charge to create mysteries from scratch, but we thought it was such a good idea, that we would do it for free as it would be great for prom parties. Bonnie contributed lots of great ideas. She said, “We had a blast on Saturday night!”
See photo no. 1 above to see a photo of Bonnie playing the role of Peoni at her party. See photo no. 2 for a group photo from Bonnie’s party. Also see photo no. 3 of the victim’s shoes and remnants of her dress and the ball.
Note: The reading levels of each kit (not just “page” as it says below) were determined by copying and pasting the kit (the play version), into The Readability Test Tool (see www.read-able.com).
Characters from the Prom mystery
The suspects are:
I’m Melissa’s dashingly handsome boyfriend. That’s what she calls me. We’ve been sweethearts for over a year now. We met in a politics class. I can’t believe anyone could be so mean as to do this to her.
It’s true that I’m the next girl most likely to be the prom queen. Melissa and I had been friends till recently when we had a major falling out over a pair of stilettos we both wanted to buy and wear to the prom. In the end, I let her wear them, but I told her our friendship was over.
I’m Amanda’s loyal boyfriend. We both love to do latin dancing and my family is taking her with us on a luxury cruise this summer. Even though I would do anything to make her happy, I would never do something like this.
I am Amanda’s mother and it’s true that I have entered Amanda in every possible beauty competition since she was a baby. And I have never let her eat a single ice cream or other dessert because I want her to have good teeth. But it’s just because I want her to make the most of her life and because she is so beautiful, isn’t she? My husband and I are here tonight because I am a teacher at the school and I have to supervise the event.
I’m Amanda’s father. I’m a lawyer. I mainly do corporation law. I just hope Melissa’s parents don’t press charges against whoever did this. It’s just a teenage prank, after all. In my day, we just threw eggs at people we didn’t like. Now it’s a bit more high tech.
I’m not on the list of likely prom-queens. I’m here with my girlfriends because I’m too much of a nerd and too brainy for any guy to be interested in me. But just because I probably could create a drone, doesn’t mean I did. Someone could have probably just bought one online.
I’m one of the more radical girls and I’m not a dumb superficial beauty queen type. That’s why my dress is more goth – more punk than most. Melissa and I didn’t hang out together so I don’t know why I’m considered a suspect.
I’m Peoni’s boyfriend. Tuxedos aren’t my normal style. They hide my great tats. Melissa and I were only in one class together – Spanish.