The Soapy Murder Case

by  Tim Kelly

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 5f

A Who Dunit Soap Opera Farce. Life in a soap opera meets life in a New York City penthouse with hysterical results! Old Horatio Tucker, sponsor of television's most popular daytime soap, "The Best Tears of Our Lives," has received an anonymous note telling him that the clue to his killer can be foun…

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The Soapy Murder Case

by  Tim Kelly

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    5m, 5f
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    Farce

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Life in a soap opera meets life in a New York penthouse, resulting in a lampoon with wild madness. Crusty Horatio Tucker, sponsor of TV's most popular soap, receives a mysterious note saying the clue to his killer will be found in the next episode. He invites the cast to his place and forces them to act out the episode. Soon there's murder and chaos. A nasty network executive is dead and so is Dr. Rittenhouse. Then, Tucker is dispatched via chicken soup from the soap's saintly mother character. With characters slipping in and out of their roles and plastic surgeons, welfare cheaters, theatrical hams and assorted zanies running loose the action is alive with marvelous surprises, gags and delightful dialogue.
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Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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