Who Killed Aunt Caroline?

by  Grant Richards

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 8f

The Endicott Family appear to be the kind of folks who live next door, but soon it is revealed that one of these genial people has committed murder! Aunt Caroline deserved to die. But who could have killed her?

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Who Killed Aunt Caroline?

by  Grant Richards

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 8f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The Endicott Family appear to be the kind of folks who live next door, but soon it is revealed one of these genial people has committed murder! Aunt Caroline deserved to die. But who could have killed her? None of the family seems like a murderer, but there's nobody else, nobody with the slightest motive for poisoning Aunt Caroline, nobody who---but wait, maybe there was! You're kept guessing to the very end.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of the Endicott home in Middleton, a small mid-western city. 
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 8f

MRS. ELEANOR ENDICOTT - A pleasant, motherly woman in her mid-forties who thinks only of the welfare and happiness of her children. She is understanding and avid, with a sense of humor.
AGNES ENDICOTT - Twenty four years old, quiet, intelligent and pretty. Deeply in love with David, but a deep sense of responsibility to her mother.
RICCY ENDICOTT - A seventeen year old clean cut American boy, deeply invested in medicine and becoming a doctor.
BERYL ENDICOTT - A chubby, vivacious fifteen year old. Slangy and a bit boy-crazy. 
CICELY ENDICOTT - Ten years old and loves to rollerskate and eat bread on sugar. Very precious for her age.
AUNT CAROLINE - Fifty year old woman who is mean, domineering, miserly, bitter in speech and sarcastic in manner. 
MISS MABBITT - A frail and tiny woman, very gentle in manner with a soft, sweet voice.
DAVID THOMPSON - A clean-cut, husky young man in his early twenties, a reporter on the local paper.
DAN DONOVAN - Riccy's pal who is the same age or slightly younger. Stockily built like a football player. Loyal and rather timid in terms of girls.
MISS. LOUSIE MACLAIN - A pretty and cultured young woman about twenty-four years old.
UNA HAGMAN - A small girl, mean and brattish in manner.
LIEUTENANT CLAYTON - Detective with the Homicide Squad and is a pleasant, wide-awake young man in his twenties.

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