The Butler Did It (Kelly)
by Tim Kelly
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 5f
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written with a decidedly American flair. When they're not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else!
Reviews"Successfully interweaves all the classic elements with an imaginative approach [...] a stylish cross between Ten Little Indians and The Cat and The Canary [...] Great fun and strictly for laughs [...]" - Green Sheet, Sun Valley, CA
"Kelly knows how to write a spiney mystery with a generous injection of wild humor [...] as good as any dramatic representation of an Agatha Christie or an Erle Stanley Gardner title would be on stage." - Arizona Journal
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Setting: Ravenswood Manor, an isolated estate on Turkey Island, off the coast of San Francisco. The present.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
RITA - a social secretary.
MISS MAPLE - a well-known society hostess.
FATHER WHITE - a mystery writer.
CHANDLER MARLOWE - another.
LOUIE FAN - another.
RICK - another.
LAURA - another.
PETER FLIMSEY - another.
CHARITY - another.
MABEL DUPRE - an adventuress.
PHARAOH LINK - a San Francisco police detective.
- Ensemble cast