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I Shot My Rich Aunt - Full Length Play, Comedy

I Shot My Rich Aunt

Mark Chandler

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573692123

This rollicking romp is a melange of off the wall farce and near murder mystery. Every role is a gem. Guests are due at Lady Valonia's stately manor (a castle with a weird history) the announcement of her nephew Dustin's engagement to Judy Blake. Unluckily, Dustin's former flame also arrives to find…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The library of Wendrew Hall/Manor, a vast and stately residence just a short drive from London.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

This rollicking romp is a melange of off the wall farce and near murder mystery. Every role is a gem. Guests are due at Lady Valonia's stately manor (a castle with a weird history) for the announcement of her nephew Dustin's engagement to Judy Blake. Unluckily, Dustin's former flame also arrives to find out why Dustin dumped her while Judy's brother is persuaded to go shoot at starlings. The family solicitor is on his way to change Valonia's will (out of Dustin's favor) and Judy's school chum Gwendolyn is coming to ensnare Dustin's cousin, a humble curate. A stray bullet enters the library and Dustin finds Valonia with a hole in her blouse oozing warm red liquid. By the time he gets help, the body has vanished. Meanwhile, the picketing cooks' and maidservants' unions have raised the drawbridge, entrapping everyone as night falls. The solicitor's wife thinks he's having an affair with Gwendolyn and arrives with horsewhip in hand on the incoming fire engine who said the place was on fire? Endless belly laughs precede the utterly insane finale.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

VALONIA WINDREW, a titled British lady
VIVIAN REXFORD, a very sexy opportunist
ELOISE, Valonia's unappreciated maid-of-all-work
DUSTIN WINDREW, Valonia's nephew, a nice nincompoop
JUDY BLAKE, Dustin's lovely addlepated fiancee
BINGO BLAKE, Judy's brother and Dustin's chum
NIGEL WENDREW, Dustin's cousin, a mousy curate
HENRY MAYHEW, a solicitor and lord of the realm
GWENDOLYN NATTERLY, a rollicking school chum of Judy's

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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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