320 College Avenue

by  Fred Ballard, Mignon G. Eberhart

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  13m, 10f

The play opens with a party in full swing at a sorority house, co-educational college. Suddenly, while the boys are changing partners during a "cut-in" dance, a girl screams and a moment later the boy with whom she was dancing is found lying on the floor dead, mysteriously murdered. The dancers are …

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 10f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

The play opens with a party in full swing at a sorority house, co-educational college. Suddenly, while the boys are changing partners during a "cut-in" dance, a girl screams and a moment later the boy with whom she was dancing is found lying on the floor dead, mysteriously murdered. The dancers are stunned, dazed. Who killed him? and why? When the hard-boiled detective fails to solve the mystery with his roughshod methods, third-degreeing everybody present from the Dean of Women to the college crooner, Judy persuades the detective to turn the case over to her. When Judy uses her own technique and almost discovers who killed the boy, suddenly another boy is mysteriously murdered. Everyone now has the jitters. Who is the killer and who will be the next victim? In quick succession come thrills and laughs for the audience, culminating in a surprise finish. Played with great success at Hollywood Community Theatre, and by the Theodora Irvine Players, New York City.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

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13m, 10f
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Authors

Fred Ballard

John Frederick (Fred) Ballard was born in Grafton, Nebraska in 1884 and moved with his parents to Havelock, Nebraska in 1891. Ballard enrolled at the University of Nebraska in 1900 and graduated in 1905 with a Bachelor's degree in Literature. He completed a Master's degree in English Literature in 1907 ...

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Mignon G. Eberhart

Mignonette Good Eberhart, born July 6, 1899 in Lincoln, Nebraska, attended Nebraska Wesleyan University before publishing her first novel Patient in Room 18 in 1929. Eberhart penned over 50 novels and numerous short stories, many of which have been adapted for film and television. In 1971, ...

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