You have been invited to dinner at the Official Residence of the Deputy Mayor of Casablanca. The guest of honor was to have been France's greatest ever living mime artist - but he fails to appear...you've guessed it, he's been murdered...
Everyone is a suspect, but who is the murderer?
So who stars in this great adventure, obviously you, but you don't play yourself you take on the role of one of the following characters:
Hughes Le Grandebutte - Deputy Mayor of Casablanca The epitomy of solid respectability
Edith Le Grandebutte - his wife, former dancer Married to Hughes - but not altogether happy - still yearn for your former life as a dancer
Nicole Le Grandbutte - their daughter 18 yr old daughter of above - would rather be in Paris than Casablanca - does not approve of her father working with the Germans
Otto Von Pinkelwurst - a Gestapo Officer, fanatical and possible mad Doesn't understand why he is in Africa rather than a senior staff post in Berlin
Kirk Ransom III - an American who runs Kirk's African Cafe in downtown Casablanca late 30's, doomed romantic hero nursing a broken heart and a bottle of whiskey. Suave, elegant and slightly battered.
Countess Bogov - an exiled Russian aristocrat, glamorous and mysterious. Passionate anti-communist; sympathetic with Germans
Monsieur Oily-Carte - booking agent for the Moulin Bleu nightclub in Paris Educated in England, sophisticated with impeccable manners
Pierre Payanski - 24 year old half-Russian poet. Anti-fascist with a bad leg
Cherie Boot - French cabaret singer in mid 20's Husky voice, sultry, decadent & exotic, almost androgynous
Ingrid Pith - Danish art dealer - finds painting all over Europe. Busy and flirtatious
Optional Guests for 11-12 player game :
Seamus O'Hack - a dissolute Irish journalist more interested in drinking than writing
Pia Fedora - Spanish cabaret star and love of the Black Cat. Fiery, passionate and bereaved