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Murdered Alive! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Murdered Alive!

Wilbur Braun

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573602252

When a dead man's will offers a large monetary reward for the capture of his murder, detective Action Chance is determined to solve the crime.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - Contemporary, 1930s

Settings Of Play - Living room of the Hillcrest, on the estate of Marvin Ryder; March.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Wealthy Marvin Ryder dies in a motor accident. His lawyer wires the heirs to come to Ryder's estate. The will mentions most relatives, but there are two codicils. Ryder states he knows he will be murdered, so he sets aside $10,000 for apprehending the murderer and the same sum for the person or persons who capture the criminal! Action Chance, a detective, arrives. His attempts at solving the crime lead from one ludicrous situation to another.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 7f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MRS. LIBBY RYDER - 40; a society matron.
TILLIE MEEK - A girl in her late teens; the maid.
ARDEN RYDER - A beautiful, charming girl of 19; Libby's daughter.
MRS. FRANK BACKUS (Stella) - About 25 years old.
FRANK BACKUS - Small stout man in his late 30s.
IRIS ALDA - A statuesque girl in her late 20s; gets messages from the dead.
WARNER MELTON - A handsome young chap of 21; in love with Arden.
OTIS MARVIN - A tall, well-preserved man in his early 40s.
LUVERNE SPEED - An awkward girl; 18 years old; from Creston Corners.
ACTON CHANCE - An angular man in his mid-20s; a correspondence school detective.
ARLINE IVANS - A tall, willowy woman of about 30; charming and refined.
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER - A tall dignified man in his late 50s.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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