Rehearsal for Death

by  George Batson

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  6m, 5f

There is to be a rehearsal of a play starring Stella, a has been actress, and a letter threatens dire consequences if the play continues. Among the actors are Peggy and her fiance Phil. There is also gossip columnist who loves Peggy and who threatens to expose something in Phil's past life. At the c…

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Rehearsal for Death

by  George Batson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

There is to be a rehearsal of a play starring Stella, a has been actress, and a letter threatens dire consequences if the play continues. Among the actors are Peggy and her fiance Phil. There is also gossip columnist who loves Peggy and who threatens to expose something in Phil's past life. At the crucial point in the "play" Phil is supposed to shoot Stella. The gun goes off and the columnist is dead. It is surmised that the bullet was meant for Stella. The police inspector finally gets the maid to confess she knows the killer's identity and Phil is booked on suspicion of murder. With the others gone the murderer tries to get Peggy to take an overdose of pills, but she is saved. Her guardian is the murderer. He confesses, tries to escape but is cornered and commits suicide.
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Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The auditorium-stage of the hall in a small mid-western city.
  • 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

6m, 5f
CARRIE
DODO POMEROY
EVE WESTMAN
HERB GRANT
BOBBY JACKSON
PEGGY
PHIL
CHARLIE WITHERSPOON
STELLA CARLISLE
INSPECTOR BURKE
CARROLL
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