A mysterious comedy (or a comical mystery) that will have everyone howling with laughter.
The eccentric owner of Grey's Hound Mansion has been murdered. The cast gathers at the gloomy mansion for the reading of the will. Lightning lights up the stage as thunder and barking dogs greet the wacky characters that arrive. Each one is a suspect, and each one suspects another. Mixed metaphors and alliterations will have the audience barking up the wrong tree until the mystery is solved.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: The gloomy Grey's Hound Mansion.
COUSIN EARLENE - Cousin to the late Earl Grey. She is as eccentric as he was. A graduate of an interior decorating correspondence course, she wants to decorate the mansion in shabby chic. She has a habit of mixing metaphors.
BEA - An arthritic, grey haired housekeeper and cook.
WILL - A middle aged man, in good physical shape. He was Earl's personal trainer. He is dressed in sweat pants and a sweat shirt.
ANNA - A pleasant woman, professional in appearance. She is a dog trainer and has competed and lost in dog shows to the deceased Earl.
VICTORIA - A not too bright eccentric socialite who had her sights set on the Earl and his money.
CAINE NINE - A dog trainer who worked for Earl. Loves dogs. May be played by a female actress (in this instance the name should be changed to Kay Nine).
OFFICER OCCIFER - A detective.
- Cross gender casting
- Flexible casting
The role of Caine Nine may be played by a female, and the name changed to Kay Nine.