60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - The dining room of Sam Smith's country house in the late evening.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre
An absorbing mystery, with just a pinch of incisive English wit to give it the proper savor. The action involves thirteen well-to-do people attending a dinner party. The frivolous and gay air is shattered rather suddenly when the host announces that all of them were at Monte Carlo several years ago on the night when his brother was murdered. Then the host proceeds to implicate one after another of his guests, making them stumble into pits he has carefully laid in his speech. He is cool, patient, and witty as the frightful tension increases and his guests drop their masks.
Shall We Join the Ladies? was first presented at the opening of the Theatre of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, on May 27, 1921.