Speaking of Murder

by  Audrey Roos, William Roos

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  3m, 5f

"Delightfully sinister." - New York Journal American

"Splendid fun." - New York Herald Tribune

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  • Cast Size

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    3m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

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    From Broadway

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When Charles Ashton brings home his second wife, he fails to notice the hate and jealousy in his secretary's eyes. He is unaware of the dangers that threaten his wife as his secretary turns the full force of her malice upon her. The shocking truth is that she killed the first wife and intends to lock the new wife in a library vault where she will suffocate within two hours. A delightful old biddy who holds the solution in her hand and who might save the wife does not, unhappily, remain alive either. The key is lent to the young stepson. Will the vault be opened in time?
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Reviews

"Delightfully sinister." - New York Journal American

"Splendid fun." - New York Herald Tribune

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1950s
  • Setting: The library of the Ashton home, forty miles north of New York City. July. The present.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

3m, 5f
RICKY ASHTON
CONNIE BARNES ASHTON
JANIE ASHTON
CHARLES ASHTON
ANNABELLE LOGAN
MRS. WALWORTH
MILDRED
MITCHELL
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Authors

Audrey Roos

Audrey Roos

William Roos

William Roos

Speaking of Murder was first presented at the Royale Theatre in New York City on December 19, 1956. It was directed by Delbert Mann.

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