One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.
We have general seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Show Dates: June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2023
AGGIE MANVILLE – a stage manager and prompter
GERALDINE “GERRY” DUNBAR – a community theatre director
HENRY BENISH (“Lord Dudley”) – a Character Actor
POLLY BENISH (“Lady Margaret”) – a Character Actress
MARLA “SMITTY” SMITH (“Doris the maid”) – a supporting player
SAUL WATSON (“Doctor Rex Forbes”) – a Villain
BILLY CAREWE (“Stephen Sellers”) – a Juvenile
VIOLET IMBRY (“Diana Lassiter”) – an Ingenue
LOUISE PEARY – a sound-and-lighting-and-scenic technician
PHYLLIS MONTAGUE – a novice playwright in the community
Ages for each character to come!
April 24 & 25 from 6:30- 8:30PM. Attend one evening, not both.