Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - Harrington Convent School, England. May. 1940's.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
The police are baffled when Baroness Sliema is murdered in the convent school chapel, but the nuns and students take it in their stride and they lead Scotland Yard a merry chase. It's an exciting, diverting mystery with a tingling air of the supernatural. The play is suitable for all types of school, college and community groups irrespective of religious faith. The author has caught life itself in the crucible of a murder story and as we see how the nuns and students stand up to murder we see in turn how the rest of us may stand up to life. The script is complete with production notes. "I consider it excellent theatre and a splendid vehicle for youth of senior high school age." Sister Charitas, Director, Academy of the Holy Angels, Minneapolis, Minn.
Murder in a Nunnery was first presented at the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre on May 19, 1942. It was directed by Emmet Lavery.