Full Length Play
Adaptations (Shakespeare), Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 16th Century / Elizabethan
Settings Of Play - In the office of private investigator Birnam Wood as well as various locations around Jacobean London including the Boar's Head Tavern, the market at St. Paul's, the graveyard of St, Mark's, a cell and a dark and mysterious place.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Stage Combat, Special Effects
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A comedy mystery with a Shakespearean twist. Times were tough for hard boiled detective Birnam Wood. He never asked to be in London. Especially in 1605. When his partner is murdered, Wood has to find the killer amid a vast cast of suspects that includes (among others) Viola, Richard III, Falstaff, Iago, Mercutio and a merchant from Venice. But the real solution to the mystery seems to be in discovering the secret behind a mysterious dagger known as the Maltese Bodkin. The worlds of detective fiction and Shakespeare collide in this "who hath done it".
"Ingenious and entertaining." - Edmonton Sun
THE MALTESE BODKIN was originally produced by The ACME Theatre Company at the 1991 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, directed by Patti Stiles.