Full Length Play
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
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.