7/20/2016 3:12 AM
Nicely-defined characters, single set, clever writing, but a bit lengthy and repetitive in dialogue. The first act introduces all the characters and bumps them off like nine pins, one by one. The second act continues to eliminate the unlikely heirs to the Tomb fortune until there are only three characters left. This is when the play gets tedious and tiresome. Nurse Franklin has virtually a six-page monologue to describe her killing spree, with Perry tossing in a word here or there. Without really fast-paced blocking and movement, and creative direction, this play could die a thousand deaths. The saving grace comes from the colorful and bizarre characters introduced in Act One. This needs a hands-on director with some creative ideas for blocking and interesting bits.
Dr. ruth Summersides
8/2/2015 7:49 PM
Great play for Dinner Theatres. audience loved it and so did the players. a lot of fun.