The Perfect Murder

by  Mike Johnson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f

"This really has that wonderful twist you expect only with Christie." -John Chaffin, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.

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The Perfect Murder

by  Mike Johnson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Attorney Nicodemus Braddock is engaged to marry the niece of a prominent criminal courts judge. He discovers that the judge has unearthed evidence about the way he conducts his career that will certainly get him disbarred. With his butler, a former felon, Nicko contrives to steal the evidence and murder the judge. The author of the stunning thrillers The Clone People and Return of the Maniac is in top form here and delivers some devastating surprises.
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Reviews

"This really has that wonderful twist you expect only with Christie." - John Chaffin, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.

Keywords

Betrayal, Business

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Parlor of the Brannock house.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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

4m, 3f

NICODEMUS BRANNOCK, a prominent attorney

GREG MACKENZIE, a district attorney

NELLITA COSGROVE, a prominent jurist

MADALYN WHITNEY, Nellita's niece

STANLEY MERKS, a sort of manservant

OFFICER HAGAN, a policeman

ALLISON CONROY, Greg's fiancee

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnsonis one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college w ...

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