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Doctor Death - Full Length Play, Comedy, Melodrama

Doctor Death

Mark Chandler

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Full Length Play, Comedy, Melodrama

3m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573601460

The author of I Shot My Rich Aunt sets this merry murder on a yacht in the French Riviera. The guests on board discover they are marked for a madman's murderous vengeance when Old Maid cards on which each is named and nastily described arrive. Can the malevolent mastermind be Linda Luscious…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy, Melodrama

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The saloon-lounge of THE PRIVET DUROC, a private yacht, moored in the Mediterranean just off Cap d'Antibes.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Betrayal, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

The author of I Shot My Rich Aunt sets this merry murder on a yacht in the French Riviera. The guests on board discover they are marked for a madman's murderous vengeance when Old Maid cards on which each is named and nastily described arrive. Can the malevolent mastermind be Linda Luscious, Victor Valor, bartender Margarita Martini, steward Queenie Quill, TV hostess Wendy Windy, shy secretary Portia Peck, sleazy Ritchy Raunchy, private eye Harry Hulk, math expert Sibyl Service, wrestler Minnie Mountain, actress Fanny Flop, or aerobics advocate Jillian Jogger? Time is short on the slowly sinking yacht. Can they unmask the fiend? Can they get off the doomed ship? Thrill follows chill in this madcap melodrama of hideous revenge.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

The characters of Minnie Mountain and Queenie Quill may be played by a male or female actor, with dialogue adjustment where neccessary.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LINDA LUSCIOUS - a famous fashion model.
VICTOR VALOR - a movie stunt-double.
WENDY WINDY - a talk-show hostess.
HARRY HULK - a furry private investigator.
RITCHY RAUNCHY - a wealthy lounge lizard.
SIBYL SERVICE - a certified public accountant.
FANNY FLOP - an unsuccessful actress.
JILLIAN JOGGER - an aerobics advocate.
MINNIE MOUNTAIN - a renowned wrestler, may be male or female.
PORTIA PECK - a private stenographer.
MARGARITA MARTINI - a lady bartender.
QUEENIE QUILL - a ship's steward, may be male or female.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler 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. ... view full profile

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Reviews
Robert Hibbard 4/2/2014 10:21 AM
I read this show for a drama class production but decided against it because it was too slow moving and the climax was not especially satisfying. I think there are better choices out there for a murder mystery.

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