Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - "Levittown, U.S.A. The Mintsingue family home and (briefly) the Anderson living room. Roughly 1954, outrageous anachronisms notwithstanding."
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
The first Ridiculous Theatrical Company production by outside playwrights brims with irreverent wit. Horror show host Marius Mintsingue is killed on the air, much to the dismay of would be detectives Buddy and Bob (pubescent boys played by women) who are his biggest fans. Mintsingue's cross dressing lover, finds herself the head of Mintsingue Manor, a Gothic mansion in postwar suburbia. While the murderer stalks, she struggles to support the household without implicating herself by collecting on the will or insurance, to protect Mintsingue's live in protege (a half man/half woman sideshow veteran) and to keep at bay the forces of authority. Bob and Buddy's sleuthing unintentionally brings this mystery to its shattering conclusion.
"Happy, dizzy and very pleasurable." - N.Y. Times
"[An] antic romp." - New Yorker
"High flying hilarity." - Manhattan Mirror
"Outrageously funny." - Greenwich Village Press