This madrigal script runs about 20-25 minutes for those of you who are looking for a short masque (if you have few actors) or additional material (if you have extra actors). The Fool Hardies introduce each course with an ongoing story line. In this script, the King has placed an ad for some secret-service protection. He gets the Fool Hardies instead. Word has reached his royal ear that someone means to pie him before the night is over. In his desperate straits, the King agrees to hire the Fool Hardies to discover who this pie-wielding traitor might be. The madrigal dinner is interactive with audience and ends with classical physical humor.