Lacey Kringel has once again agreed to host the annual Kringel’s Block Party for the neighborhood of Holly Hills. The usual suspects will attend the get together and a few invites were handed over just to keep the peace and prevent hostile gate-crashing.
The gossip grapevines of Hollyberry Town have been seething with scandals over the past year. Stories of blackmail, backstabbing, and treachery have circulated around this ‘once peaceful’ town. You’ve seen the RSVP list for this year, and you are concerned. In fact, you would bet everything you have that there will be drama!
You also have an ax to grind with a few people who will attend this party, so you’re more than ready to see what happens.
This is where your story begins…
Fast Food Chef
Betty Berger is the hardworking fast food chef at Barney’s Burger House. A compulsive liar even when the truth is better, this burger flipper is a notorious cheater when playing party games. Beware if you’re on the opposite team of this master of deceit!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any fast food uniform and an apron as an optional prop.
This villain of the telephone lines ruins many relaxing nights for the residents of Hollyberry Town! The neighbors of Holly Hills avoid Fiona at all costs, as she’s a nosy, ill-mannered gate-crasher. This year for the Holly Hills Block Party, Lacey Kringel sent Fiona an invitation to ease the tension and prevent further hostility!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any obnoxiously designed business attire with a head set as an optional prop.
Foghorn Fowler is the intellectual chicken farmer. A dependable and loyal person, Foghorn is a valuable friend to have. Rumor has it that Foghorn’s farm has been targeted by a radical animal-rights group. However, no official violations have been documented at Foghorn’s Chicken Coop.
Lectron Watts is the most annoying one-upper in the Holly Hills neighborhood. If you’ve done, said, or tried anything - Lectron is certain to have done it more often, said it already, and tried it twice! It can be quite exhausting to engage in a conversation with this name-dropping showoff!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Coveralls with any electric company logo on the pocket.
Chek Nicolson is the ultra-eccentric banker. Known to be quite frugal, Chek will drive you crazy with meticulously calculations of everything out to the nearest quarter of a cent! If you make a lunch date with Chek and want to avoid the hassle when the bill’s delivered, it’s best to pick up the check – no pun intended!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business suit with a calculator as a prop.
Sandy Sommers is the spunky lifeguard at the Holly Hills neighborhood swimming pool. She constantly mocks people around her and has a reputation for being self-centered and greedy. Helpful advice: avoid situations where Sandy can take advantage of you…or you’ll lose!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Warm up suit with a whistle and binoculars as optional props.
Bridal Shop Owner
Lacey Kringel is the moody and insensitive bridal shop owner. Nobody truly likes to be around Lacey because of her violent mood swings, but her house is the most suited for entertaining in the Holly Hills neighborhood. It’s rumored some of the neighbors are planning an intervention on Lacey to force her to attend anger management sessions. This will never work, as Lacey is bullheaded.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Very feminine attire.
Cafeteria Line Worker
Tator Salsbury is the nosy cafeteria line worker at the Hollyberry Town Junior High. A prime source of gossip, Tator knows everything about everyone in town by eavesdropping on the kids’ conversations in the lunch line. Tator is no stranger to cuttin’ a rug, as this food server is always dancing – with or without music playing!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Hair net and a chef uniform with a spoon and spatula as optional props.
Savon Brooks is the sensitive environmentalist and animal rights activist. Savon prefers to sing instead of talk. This peculiar behavior can turn awkward if you’re involved in a lengthy conversation. Savon is serious about saving all living things and is rumored to be an extremist behind closed curtains.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A safari outfit with ‘save the environment / animals’ brochures as optional props.
Ned Morales is a motivational speaker and a super paranoid individual! The gossip mills often speak about how Ned believes the government is spying on his/her every move. Most people wonder what the government would want with a nobody from Hollyberry Town. The majority believe Ned is crazy. However, some folks think Ned may be on to something!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business casual attire. A box of aluminum foil as an optional prop.
Late Night TV Host
Norma Nightshade is the mysterious television hostess. With millions of fans, she hosts the Beyond the Witching Hour late-night television show. Norma is friends with most of the townspeople, as she is super friendly and caring. She devotes herself to local charities and never meets a stranger. However, her gothic and somewhat monstrous appearance often makes people nervous.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A vampira costume.
Roxy Rich is a pretentious heiress. She has the only mansion in Hollyberry Town and it sits on top of a hill overlooking the neighborhood of Holly Hills. Even though she has an ideal pad for hosting parties, she refuses to allow anybody to enter her home. The neighbors often wonder what this ritzy diva is hiding. Roxy attends social events in town just to show off her riches – she doesn’t have any true friends.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A semi-glamorous evening gown. Money bags as optional props.
Major League Soccer Player
Pele Socco is the neighborhood athlete and major league soccer player. He is bluntly honest, so if you don’t want to hear the truth, avoid him at all costs. An avid over-explainer, Pele will steal your life minutes as he describes every last detail of insignificant things such as how he holds a gasoline pump handle while filling his car. He will drain your life force. You’ve been warned!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any soccer uniform with a soccer ball as an optional prop.
Ima Surva is the nerdy waitress at the Hollyberry House of Waffles. She is a perfectionist, and if you sit in her section, she will tend to your every need. However, her colleagues report once she crosses the threshold into the kitchen, she spews hateful comments about her customers and engages in food sabotage as she pleases. People who live with two faces are dangerous. Be wary of Ima!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any waitress uniform. Wear your hair in pigtails and wear glasses with tape on the bridge. A notepad and apron as optional props.
Book Store Clerk
Rita Bookaday is the antisocial book store clerk. She’s extremely judgmental of others and this behavior often offends her customers. Rita also has an intense fear of germs, so standing close to her is out of the question – unless you want to witness a stage five freak-out. Those who have seen her episodes say they are not pretty!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A conservative outfit with books as optional props. Hair tied back in a bun with glasses.
You may wonder how this crabby, introverted car salesperson ever makes a sale! Nonetheless, Kommy is a top salesperson at the Hollyberry Car Lot! There have been many recent reports of Kommy selling ‘lemons’ to clients, so buyer beware! Kommy isn’t known for having integrity or morals.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Non-matching, tattered business suit. Pictures of ‘cars for sale on the car lot’ as optional props.
STAN D. UPTON
Stan Upton is the extroverted and sugary-sweet standup comic. Stan performs twice a week at the Hollyberry Comedy Club. If Stan’s in the room, everybody’s laughing! Stan often travels around with his best buddies and fellow comics from the club.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A t-shirt with a humorous saying on it with blue jeans.
Takey Takerton has been unemployed ever since he inherited his home from his great grandmother years ago. He constantly borrows money from his neighbors to pay his living expenses. And for this reason - the neighbors avoid Takey like a case of body lice! Takey usually has a group of fellow mooches tagging along with him. This group has a weird habit of impersonating animals – probably because they are bored and need to find jobs.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Too-sizes too small white sleeveless t-shirt with stains on it and jeans. An empty wallet as an optional prop.