It's Only Murder

by  Sam Bobrick

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Jerome Teppel, a recently married, fairly well-off CPA, discovers that among his wife Francine's monthly purchases was a gun. Shortly after that, Jerome is informed by his neighbor, Lenore Franklin, that his wife and her husband are having a torrid affair. What ensues next is murder, betrayal, a little sex and a lot of laughs.

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It's Only Murder

by  Sam Bobrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Jerome Teppel, a recently married, fairly well-off CPA, discovers that among his wife Francine's monthly purchases was a gun. Shortly after that, Jerome is informed by his neighbor, Lenore Franklin, that his wife and her husband are having a torrid affair. What ensues next is a visit to a private detective, the murder of Anthony with all evidence of his killing pointing to Jerome, several prison breaks and several more murders. A warning to all readers. This is a totally outrageous play and the author will stop at nothing to take the audience on a wild and hilarious ride.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play has no formal set and is done with appropriate lighting and a minimum of furniture.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
JEROME TEPPEL - A CPA in his late thirties.
FRANCINE TEPPEL - Jerome's wife in her late twenties.
LENORE FRANKLIN - The Teppel's next door neighbor in her early thirties.
SID DECKER - A very seedy Private Detective in his forties.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without Willia ...

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