Doctor Death

by  Mark Chandler

Full Length Play, Comedy, Melodrama  /  3m, 7f

The author of I Shot My Rich Aunt sets this merry murder on a yacht in the French Riviera. The guests on board discover they are marked for a madman's murderous vengeance when Old Maid cards on which each is named and nastily described arrive. Can the malevolent mastermind be Linda Luscious…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The author of I Shot My Rich Aunt sets this merry murder on a yacht in the French Riviera. The guests on board discover they are marked for a madman's murderous vengeance when Old Maid cards on which each is named and nastily described arrive. Can the malevolent mastermind be Linda Luscious, Victor Valor, bartender Margarita Martini, steward Queenie Quill, TV hostess Wendy Windy, shy secretary Portia Peck, sleazy Ritchy Raunchy, private eye Harry Hulk, math expert Sibyl Service, wrestler Minnie Mountain, actress Fanny Flop, or aerobics advocate Jillian Jogger? Time is short on the slowly sinking yacht. Can they unmask the fiend? Can they get off the doomed ship? Thrill follows chill in this madcap melodrama of hideous revenge.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The saloon-lounge of THE PRIVET DUROC, a private yacht, moored in the Mediterranean just off Cap d'Antibes.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 7f

LINDA LUSCIOUS - a famous fashion model.
VICTOR VALOR - a movie stunt-double.
WENDY WINDY - a talk-show hostess.
HARRY HULK - a furry private investigator.
RITCHY RAUNCHY - a wealthy lounge lizard.
SIBYL SERVICE - a certified public accountant.
FANNY FLOP - an unsuccessful actress.
JILLIAN JOGGER - an aerobics advocate.
MINNIE MOUNTAIN - a renowned wrestler, may be male or female.
PORTIA PECK - a private stenographer.
MARGARITA MARTINI - a lady bartender.
QUEENIE QUILL - a ship's steward, may be male or female.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

The characters of Minnie Mountain and Queenie Quill may be played by a male or female actor, with dialogue adjustment where neccessary.

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Authors

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college ...

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