Murder with Orchids

by  Otto Kicks

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Addison Kincaid and his family are spending time in their country home when their housekeeper Amy Jepson dies suddenly.

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Murder with Orchids

by  Otto Kicks

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

Addison Kincaid and his family are spending time in their country home when their housekeeper Amy Jepson dies suddenly. Coincidentally Amy received a box of orchids just a few hours before her death. To make matters worse, Addison's wife has demanded $5000 from her husband and she won't tell him why, and Felice's daughter is in love with a young reporter whom Addison despises. Just before the act break Addison suffers a cruel fate all his own. Did Amy Jepson die a natural death or was it murder? What part do the exotic orchids play in the happenings within the Kincaid home?
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: The library of Addison Kincaid's country home, near a mountain resort.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4m, 6f

ADDISON KINCAID - a wealthy banker.
FELICE KINCAID - Addison's beautiful but troubled wife.
CLARICE MORTON - Felice's beautiful young daughter by a previous marriage.
MERRY JONES - a maid at the Kincaids'.
MARVIN KEMP - Addison's private secretary
CLARK BENTON - a young nespaper man, in love with Clarice.
SHERIFF CASPER SHARPE - who has high opinion of himself.
VALENTINE PYNE - who is looking for a husband.
DORA JEPSON - who has suffered a severe loss.
CLARA HOLLOWAY - a housekeeper.

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Otto Kicks

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