The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater

by  Frank Semerano, John Rustan

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 4f

"Illegitimate triplets, poisoned crumpets, unregistered Liberian freighters and ancient Siamese bone china all work themselves into the silliest of funny plots." - Pacesetter/Highlander

"A double barreled blast of pure nonsensical come…

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The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater

by  Frank Semerano John Rustan

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The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

1930's. In this light hearted tale of attempted murder on a banana plantation in South America. in the British potboiler a la Monte Python style, three bumbling upper class twits attempt to solve a gaggle of murder attempts.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Illegitimate triplets, poisoned crumpets, unregistered Liberian freighters and ancient Siamese bone china all work themselves into the silliest of funny plots." - Pacesetter/Highlander

"A double barreled blast of pure nonsensical comedy." - Los Angeles Times

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A banana plantation in South America.

Casting

7m, 4f
SIR PHILLIP DOWDEN - propieter of a banana plantation in South America
EDWARD LLEWELLYN - son of an intrepid explorer
GILES - Dowden's gentlemen's personal gentleman
PERCY SAUNDERS - student on leave from the Royal Botannical Gardens
BILL BAXTER - a lost American tourist
MYRTLE BAXTER - Baxter's wife
PEGGY SWEETWATER - handmaiden to Her Lady, the Duchess of Lardham
SEAN "SIDESTEP" O'DOODLE - an exiled sneakthief
THE DUCHESS OF LARDHAM - an eccentric art collector
MORELY - chauffer to the Duchess
MORTE BUNTE - an unknown evil of an uncertain form
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Authors

Frank Semerano

Frank Semerano

John Rustan

John Rustan

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