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Murder in a Nunnery - Full Length Play, Drama

Murder in a Nunnery

Emmet Lavery, Eric Sheperd

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 12f

ISBN: 9780573612633

From Eric Sheperd's novel
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. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - Harrington Convent School, England. May. 1940's.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Death, Religion

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 12f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

STUDENTS:
MISS VERITY GOODCHILD
MISS INEZ ESCAPADO
MISS PRUDENCE ROCKINGHAM
MISS TORQUILLA (TURKEY) ROHAYS

NUNS:
MOTHER PECK
MOTHER PEAGLE
MOTHER TREVOR
MOTHER BASSONWAITE
REVEREND MOTHER

THE BARONESS SLIEMA
MISS VENETIA GEZA
MRS. MOSS
INSPECTOR PEARSON
SERGEANT MULLIGAN
REPORTER
BARON SLIEMA
MR. TURTLE
OTHER NUNS
OTHER STUDENTS

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Academy Award nomination in 1955, Rivkin said. In addition, Lavery's 1965 television movie, Magnificent Yankee, ... view full profile

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