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Rehearsal for Death - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Rehearsal for Death

George Batson

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

6m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573614699

There is to be a rehearsal of a play starring Stella, a has been actress, and a letter threatens dire consequences if the play continues. Among the actors are Peggy and her fiance Phil. There is also gossip columnist who loves Peggy and who threatens to expose something in Phil's past life. At the c…

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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - The auditorium-stage of the hall in a small mid-western city.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

There is to be a rehearsal of a play starring Stella, a has been actress, and a letter threatens dire consequences if the play continues. Among the actors are Peggy and her fiance Phil. There is also gossip columnist who loves Peggy and who threatens to expose something in Phil's past life. At the crucial point in the "play" Phil is supposed to shoot Stella. The gun goes off and the columnist is dead. It is surmised that the bullet was meant for Stella. The police inspector finally gets the maid to confess she knows the killer's identity and Phil is booked on suspicion of murder. With the others gone the murderer tries to get Peggy to take an overdose of pills, but she is saved. Her guardian is the murderer. He confesses, tries to escape but is cornered and commits suicide.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 5f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CARRIE
DODO POMEROY
EVE WESTMAN
HERB GRANT
BOBBY JACKSON
PEGGY
PHIL
CHARLIE WITHERSPOON
STELLA CARLISLE
INSPECTOR BURKE
CARROLL
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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