Smoke and Mirrors (Osborne/Herrera)

by  Will Osbourne, Anthony Herrera

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 1f

"A good mystery ... [with] funny dialogue, well crafted characters. If Agatha Christie and Noel Coward had collaborated on Robert Altman's 'The Player', they might have come up with something like this." -Palm Beach Post
"Ought to have lovers of both mysteries and comedies lining up to buy tickets." -Schenectady Daily Gazette
"Superb." -Ashville Citizen Times

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Smoke and Mirrors (Osborne/Herrera)

by  Will Osbourne Anthony Herrera

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 1f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This rivetting mystery comedy will keep audiences guessing as they go on location to an isolated island off the Gulf coast to watch power hungry producer director Hamilton Orr lure his timid screenwriter Clark into a scheme to get rid of the insufferable star of their multi million dollar film. The plot hinges on the rehearsal of a suicide scene and the only witness to the murder is Hamilton's wife Barbara, the film's quirky publicist and Clark's former lover. The wily, eccentric sheriff unearths one surprise after another until the final stunning revelation.
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Reviews

"A good mystery ... [with] funny dialogue, well crafted characters. If Agatha Christie and Noel Coward had collaborated on Robert Altman's 'The Player', they might have come up with something like this." -Palm Beach Post

"Ought to have lovers of both mysteries and comedies lining up to buy tickets." -Schenectady Daily Gazette

"Superb." -Ashville Citizen Times

"Outrageously funny." -Bennington Banner

"Gets an A+ for mystery." -Troy Record

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The living room of the Governor Robert Tubbman's beach house on a private island seven miles off the Mississippi Gulf coast. The present.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

4m, 1f
HAMILTON ORR - a Hollywood producer/director
CLARK ROBINSON - a publicist, Hamilton's wife
 BARBARA ORR - a screenwriter
 DEREK COBURN - a film star
SHERIFF LEROY LUMPKIN - the sheriff
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Authors

Will Osbourne

Will Osbourne

Anthony Herrera

Anthony Herrera

Smoke and Mirrors was originaly produced by Bell Mare Production in October, 1991 in a 12 city tour of Mississippi. It was directed by John Shearin.

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