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Psycho Night at the Paradise Lounge - Full Length Play, Comedy

Psycho Night at the Paradise Lounge

Kitty Burns

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573694745

"Psycho Night is sheer entertainment, a welcome relief from the festering rash of psychological abuse, etc. infecting modern new theatre... Author, Kitty Burns, carefully paced the plot and even the rate at which we learn the character’s names for high impact, and Burns earned high marks." - Joe Papaso

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A "dive" called The Paradise Lounge. Present day. The San Francisco Bay area.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Betrayal, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

Four people have come to the Paradise Lounge on the same night for the same reason – to kill the singer. The four do not know each other, and therefore, do not know that the others are there for the same purpose. As the singer, Cindy, is on stage for her first set, the villains discuss with their accomplices the reason and method they’ve devised for Cindy’s death. One by one, they each set a trap in Cindy’s dressing room. Cindy finishes her set and leaves the stage to change clothes for the second set. A crash and scream is heard coming from the direction of Cindy’s dressing room.

Each of the potential murderers is convinced that Cindy has been successfully killed during intermission and believes that he/she is personally responsible. The police enter and announce that they have come to investigate a crime. The patrons are told to remain in the lounge area while the police are in the office questioning the staff. With the police temporarily out of sight, each of the murderers returns to Cindy’s dressing room to remove the evidence he/she left behind. After entering the dressing room, each of them is killed by a trap set by one of the other villains.

The police return to the lounge to find four dead bodies, a variety of mysterious murder weapons, and a room full of “silent partners” who are no help in unraveling the mystery.

"Psycho Night is sheer entertainment, a welcome relief from the festering rash of psychological abuse, etc. infecting modern new theatre... Author, Kitty Burns, carefully paced the plot and even the rate at which we learn the character’s names for high impact, and Burns earned high marks." - Joe Papaso
"Psycho Night at the Paradise Lounge" premiered at The Burgess Theatre in Menlo Park, CA. It was produced by The Menlo Players Guild and directed by Rania Ho.
Characters

CASTING

9m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MC - Pretentious; dressed formally.

NICK BEASLEY - Upbeat; slightly nerdy.
JOHN DONOVAN - Stuffy; suit and tie.
SANDY HORTON - Cute; lively.
CINDY JACOBSON - Beautiful; dressed formally.
CHUCK O'DONNLEY - Good looking; upbeat; conceilted.
ALISSA PIINKERTON - Late 20s; neurotic.
DONNA PRIESTLY - 30s; slightly high-strung; attractive.
MIKE THOMPSON - 30s-40s; serious; subdued.
JACKIE SULLIVAN - 30s-40s; prim and proper.
TRACY MARTINELLI - 20s; Brooklyn accent.
DAVE ANDERSON - 30s; very nervous.
OFFICER BRADY - Male; senior officer.
OFFICER BENSON - Female; attractive.
OFFICER STEWART - Male; not too bright.
OFFICER VON MORZE - 50s; male; German accent.

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MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock, N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns grew up thinking she was 100% Irish Catholic; then, to her surprise, at 18 years of age, she found out that she was only 50% Irish Catholic. The other 50% was Russian Jew! With an identity crisis like that, she figured that she should get into something sensible and rational that would give her a strong sense of reality, and help her figure out who she "really was," so she became an ... view full profile

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Kathleen Therese Nasarow [W,H] 7/26/2014 12:37 PM
"Psycho Night at the Paradise Lounge" is a fun filled play with very entertaining twists and turns!  The plot has a fast pace that never leaves the audience bored or anxious for the end - except for wondering how it is all going to turn out for everyone!  I bet this play is as much fun to be in as it is to watch!

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