Way down south in Dixie, there's something's rotten in the cotton! Wealthy family matriarch Magnolia Capote has summoned her kith and kin to dinner in a fancy restaurant to discuss her will. But when Mrs. Capote is killed wither her walking stick, mayhem ensues and her possible heirs become involved in a treasure hunt to interpret the encrypted will!
Actors are called about to mill about the audience during pre-show as well as serving dinner to the dining room patrons! Meals can actually be served during the show, or recipes can be substituted for food. The audience is totally involved in this mystery/comedy with one member actually recruited from the audience to play a small part, (This character gets beat to death with a frozen chicken.) The roles spoof Tennessee Williams' heroines, Bette Davis in "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" characters from Tobacco Road, Truman Capote, and other denizens of the Deep South.
The script even includes recipe hand-outs, courtesy of gourmet cook Philia Hach!
Suitable for both school and adult groups, from the author of our plays, Rubies and Thirteen Past Midnight.