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But Why Bump Off Barnaby? - Full Length Play, Comedy

But Why Bump Off Barnaby?

Rick Abbot

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573606571

This lunatic show poses a fascinating mystery. When Barnaby Folcey is murdered at a family gathering at Marlgate Manor, it transpires that he had a motive to murder everybody else but no one had a reason to want him dead.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The parlor of Marlgate, the ancestral home of the Leducs.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

This lunatic show poses a fascinating mystery. When Barnaby Folcey is murdered at a family gathering at Marlgate Manor, it transpires that he had a motive to murder everybody else but no one had a reason to want him dead. While dying, he scrawled the letters "b- a-r," which can implicate everyone. While the bizarre group frantically tries to unmask the murderer, people vanish, poison is found in the sherry and the police take forever to arrive. Meanwhile, there's a secret treasure to be found, a mystifying limerick to decode and all sorts of doom to be avoided before the killer is finally unmasked and destroyed using one of the funniest methods ever seen on a stage.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

MEDKINS - a serenely capable butler
MAGNOLIA - a very apprehensive maid
ORION LEDUC - an arthritic British baronet
BARNABY FOLCEY - a poor relation of the Leducs
LADY BARBARA FENWICK - a rather deaf peeress
ROSALIND BARSTOW - a flamboyant fortune-hunter
CLEO BARTON - a middle-aged Hollywood actress
JEFF BARNETT- an intrepid police reporter
MISS BARNSDALE - an old nearsighted family governess
DORA DUNSTOCK - an adorable young dimwit

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Rick Abbot

Rick Abbot is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He ... view full profile

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