Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - 1921, New York City
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
The 1921 boast of Police Chief Thomas Byrnes that Jack the Ripper would be captured within thirty six hours in New York City sets off a series of murders and catches a young reporter in the midst of them. Based on the premise that Jack the Ripper actually crossed the ocean, as chronicled in the newspapers of the day, Jack's Holiday delves into the nature of evil and the responsibility of the press while holding a mirror up to our time.
"Mightily entertaining.... At the cutting edge of musical theatre, the knife has rarely been sharper than this." - The New York Post
"Elegantly sinister, period inspired melodies." - New York Times
"Fascinating.... A humdinger of a show." - Gannet Newspapers.
"No bona fide ripperologist will want to miss [it]." - The New York Observer