CINCO DE MAYO MAYHEM - MURDER AT ISADORA'S FIESTA

Isadora Frankston is a well-known socialite in Del Rio West – an upper class suburban neighborhood in the bustling city of Palo Verde. Isadora Frankston is hosting her annual Mexican fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo. She's breaking out the chips and salsa, hiring the mariachi band and prepping the dance floor for some fun times with her friends & family. In hopes to make history in the town of Palo Verde, she has reached out to all of her new friends with invitations this year.
Sadly, Isadora has no idea that she has invited a potential disaster to her home. Her new pals happen to be entangled in a web of scandals, ill-will and horrible misfortunes. Isadora maybe isn't as integrated into society as she once believed. Let's all hope that everything can go smoothly at the fiesta - for Isadora's sake. You've received your invitation and have picked out your sombrero. This is where your story begins...

 

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ISADORA FRANKSTON

Socialite

Isadora Frankston is a well-known socialite in Del Rio West – an upper class suburban neighborhood in the bustling city of Palo Verde.  Isadora is famous for hosting the best parties all year round.  Isadora can be a bit of a tattletale, so it is best to leave your secrets at home. 

Glamorous Mexican fiesta attire.  Mexican hand fan as an optional prop.

JESSIE DIXSON

Summer Camp Counselor

Jessie Dixson is a dedicated friend and hardworking summer camp counselor. Jessie spends all year preparing for the long days of the La Quinta Summer Camp in the neighboring town of Santa Paola Valley.  Jessie is a loyal employee, but has a tendency to find trouble at the wrong times.

Casual camp attire – shorts, t-shirt, floppy hat.  A whistle as an optional prop.  Optional to make a name tag that says ‘La Quinta Summer Camp Counselor.’

CASEY ROWAN

Finger Puppeteer

Casey Rowan is the peculiar standup comedian and finger puppeteer.  Casey is known for roasting the town’s residents during performances using finger puppets.  Droves of people in town are highly annoyed with Casey, so Casey tends to avoid social gatherings.

Quirky clothes and a messy / trendy hairstyle.  Optional to draw other characters on your fingers to use as puppets during the game.  Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

HARLEY DIAMOND

Piñata Designer

Harley Diamond is the boisterous piñata designer.  Harley loves to talk about one thing and one thing only – Harley Diamond.  Harley is often found testing newly designed piñatas at the city park.  Harley was a huge nerd in high school, and sometimes, hints of a nerdy past show through in Harley’s personality.

Casual, nerdy attire (i.e. high-waist shorts, t-shirt).  Optional to bring mini piñatas to ‘show and tell’ during the party.  Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

ARMANI COLE

Banquet Server

Armani Cole is the bossy banquet server at the Palo Verde Country Club.  Armani has a shady past, and should not be trusted by anybody. Those who cross Armani’s path are often sorry that they did.

White oxford shirt, black pants (or skirt for a female) and a black vest.  Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

BIANCA POKERS

Social Media Consultant

Bianca Pokers is the highly intellectual social media consultant.  A dependable hard worker, Bianca is a true and loyal friend.  However, Bianca has a rather intrusive obsessive-compulsive disorder that her friends find disturbing at times.

Casual attire (t-shirt, jeans).  Smart phone with access to social media sites (i.e. Facebook.  Twitter, etc.) as an optional prop.  Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

JOSEFINA GRAVES

Owner, Cliché Couture

Josefina Graves is the arrogant and aggressive fashion designer.  Josefina Graves owns the trendy yet kooky clothing store – Cliché Couture.  Josefina designs, creates and sells the city’s most awkward, horrendous, yet one-of-a-kind attire.   You can’t help but smile when you see somebody in a piece from Josefina’s collection.

Crazy, non-matching attire such as a body suit, tutu, sombrero, mask and parasol with patent leather go-go boots. 

OLIVIA SHADY

Living Artist

Olivia Shady is the ultra-creative and eccentric living artist.  At times, this performer can be very meticulous and impatient, which is most likely why she stays booked and her creative displays pop up all over town.  Olivia always has to be the star of her living art exhibits, so her plate remains full with very little time for anything else.

Art-inspired attire.  Your hair should be in pin curls with part of the hair (real/fake) in a bun with the other part down in curly locks.  Put fresh flowers in your hair, wear wild, artistic makeup and flowing clothes.   Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

MALENA GONZALEZ

Cosmetologist

Malena Gonzalez is the ill-mannered cosmetologist at the Palo Verde Hair Tavern.  Malena Gonzalez is the rudest soul around and is a notorious party crasher.  To the other guests’ dismay, she has recently acquired an invite to Isadora’s fiesta, even though s/he lives in the neighboring Santa Paola Valley.

Casual clothing with a smock / apron.  Outrageous hair and makeup.  Optional to have a makeup kit, brushes and combs as optional props.  Add a festive sombrero to your costume.

CAROLINA HERRERA

Guitarist

Carolina Herrera is the antisocial guitarist for the band The Blonde Destroyers.  Carolina suffers from severe anger management issues and is extremely judgmental of others.  These nasty qualities tend to anger not only her band mates but also anybody that is around her for more than a minute.  Carolina also suffers from an intense fear of germs, so getting too close to her is out of the question!

Glam rock hair, heavy rocker makeup, and optional to have a guitar (real or fake) as a prop.  Add a trendy sombrero to your costume. A bottle of hand sanitizer is an additional optional prop.

LOLA LINLEY

Ballroom Dance Instructor

Lola Linley is a feisty ballroom dance instructor at 5, 6, 7, 8 Dance Studio.   Lola is one of the happiest and most energetic people you will ever meet, but at times, her high energy can feel like gamma rays.  Lola is a notorious gossip and has over 500 students in her dance classes each week.  Because of this, she is well-integrated into Palo Verde society.

Mexican folkloric dance dress or any style of Mexican dance dress.  Flower in your hair &/or a mini sombrero on a headband.

MADISON THOMAS

Interior Designer

Madison Thomas is the friendly interior designer.  S/he is also an aspiring singer and performs nightly at Julio’s Taco Lounge.  Madison believes s/he is extremely talented, but hasn’t been lucky enough to find a big break yet.  Madison is a serious perfectionist and if there’s ever a need for a peacemaker, choose Madison.

Casual attire.  Paint swatches &/or a toy microphone for your (optional) singing impromptu performances as optional props.

EMERSON JADE

Mariachi Band Manager

Emerson Jade is the insufferable mariachi band manager for the band Mariachi Los Toros Rojos.  Lacking control for volume and content, Emerson speaks without a care in the world about who is listening.  Emerson is amicable most of the time but has a very short fuse. It’s best to keep verbal sparks far away from Emerson.

Mariachi style clothing of any kind. Optional to have an instrument (i.e. guitar, maracas, etc.) as you are sometimes a member of the mariachi band when you make your band members angry and they refuse to perform.

QUINN IVY

Antique Dealer

Quinn Ivy is the haughty, over-exaggerating antique dealer and adventurer.  Quinn can win you over with a little Australian charm, but don’t be fooled – Quinn only cares about one thing in this world and that’s money.

Rugged explorer costume.  Bring along ‘pieces’ (i.e. old costume jewelry, interesting figurines, etc.) that look like rare antiques to show other guests.

AXI DENTE

Professional Victim

Axi Dente is the ultra-creative professional victim.  At times, this clumsy diva can be an extremely fussy and anxious woman.  She earns her way in this world by mysteriously causing accidents and winning lawsuits.

Business casual attire with multiple bandages on your head, arms, legs, etc.

WHITNEY WHATLEY

Reality Television Star

Whitney Whatley is the brazen and beautiful reality television star on the hit television show Whitney’s World. She loves to flaunt her ink and is uber-intolerant of moronic behavior.  Don’t make this tiny star angry unless you want to bathe in your beverage.

Trendy, alternative attire. Long blonde wig and tattoos (temporary ones will do).

NORMA NIGHTSHADE

Late Night TV Host

This recently widowed gothic diva is the mysterious yet overly-friendly horror television hostess.  If you look beyond her dark and somewhat monstrous appearance, she is one of the dearest friends you can ever have.

Gothic attire such as a flowing, black robe (maybe hooded), black lipstick, black wig and black fingernails.

BAT VON TATS

Tattoo Artist

A walking anti-depressant medication ad, Bat Von Tats is the morose tattoo artist at Palo Verde Tattoos.  Every sentence that spews from Bat’s mouth is negative, unenthusiastic and somewhat alarming.  A self-proclaimed pessimist, Bat spends all his/her free time in a darkened, dilapidated house on the edge of town writing sinister poetry.

Colored (any shocking color) hair in a Mohawk (i.e. wig), tattoos (temporary ones will do), and alternative clothing.

TATOR SALSBURY

Cafeteria Line Worker

Tator Salsbury is the nosy cafeteria line worker at Palo Verde Elementary School.  Tator knows everything about everyone as s/he eavesdrops on the kids during lunchtime.  Tator is one cafeteria worker that is no stranger to cuttin’ a rug as s/he is constantly dancing!

Hair net and a chef uniform with a spoon and spatula as optional props.

CHIP POKEY

Professional Poker Player

Chip Pokey is one of the most hilarious people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.  Chip’s a knee-slapping amateur comedian at night and a highly-skilled poker player by day.  Chip’s pals encourage him/her to pursue a career as a professional comic, as s/he always causes tears of laughter!

Trendy suit.  Optional to have poker chips and playing cards in every pocket.  Bring some jokes with you!

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