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Let's Murder Marsha - Full Length Play, Comedy

Let's Murder Marsha

Monk Ferris

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573619328

A happy housewife named Marsha, hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries overhears her loving husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator. To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her! This is a terrific show for family audiences who like their comedy broad and fast and nonstop.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The Gilmore's posh Manhattan apartment.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A happy housewife named Marsha, hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries overhears her loving husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator. To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her! With the assistance of her next door neighbor she tries to turn the tables on them with a poisoned potion. When her own mother shows up for her birthday a day early, Marsha thinks she is in on the diabolical scheme. When her maid's date, a policeman, shows up to take the maid out, Marsha think he is on to her poisoning attempt. Well, finally, just when you would think all this would be cleared up, Marsha's intended victims discover what she has supposed, and decide to teach her a lesson by actually pretending to be murderers. This is a terrific show for family audiences who like their comedy broad and fast and nonstop.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

TOBIAS GILMORE - a Wall-Street broker
MARSHA GILMORE - his wife
VIRGIL BAXTER - a friend and neighbor
PERSIS DEVORE - a lady with a secret
BIANCA - the Gilmore's maid
LYNETTE THOREN - Marsha's mother
BEN QUADE - Bianca's boy friend

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Monk Ferris

Monk Ferris 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. He ... view full profile

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