Murder at Minsing Manor: A Nancy Boys Mystery

by  Michael Simon, Richard Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 2f

"Happy, dizzy and very pleasurable." - N.Y. Times

"High flying hilarity." - Manhattan Mirror
"Outrageously funny." - Greenwich Village Press

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Murder at Minsing Manor: A Nancy Boys Mystery

by  Michael Simon Richard Simon

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Murder at Minsing Manor: A Nancy Boys Mystery

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The first Ridiculous Theatrical Company production by outside playwrights brims with irreverent wit. Horror show host Marius Mintsingue is killed on the air, much to the dismay of would be detectives Buddy and Bob (pubescent boys played by women) who are his biggest fans. Mintsingue's cross dressing lover, finds herself the head of Mintsingue Manor, a Gothic mansion in postwar suburbia. While the murderer stalks, she struggles to support the household without implicating herself by collecting on the will or insurance, to protect Mintsingue's live in protege (a half man/half woman sideshow veteran) and to keep at bay the forces of authority. Bob and Buddy's sleuthing unintentionally brings this mystery to its shattering conclusion.
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Reviews

"Happy, dizzy and very pleasurable." - N.Y. Times

"[An] antic romp." - New Yorker

"High flying hilarity." - Manhattan Mirror

"Outrageously funny." - Greenwich Village Press

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • 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: 1950s
  • Setting: "Levittown, U.S.A. The Mintsingue family home and (briefly) the Anderson living room. Roughly 1954, outrageous anachronisms notwithstanding."

Music

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

Casting

8m, 2f

BOB ANDERSON
BUDDY BRADY
MARIUS MINTSINGUE
GLORY HOLDEN
PIG MARRANO
ZARAH ZINE
FATHER PAT
OFFICER JOE
MARTY
EDDIE
MR. ANSERSON
T.V. ANNOUNCER
BUCK ARNGE

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Cast Attributes

  • Cross gender casting

Casting Notes

BUCK ARNGE is played by the same actor playing MARIUS MINTSINGUE, minus the old age make-up. MR. ANSERSON and the TV ANNOUNCER are offstage voices.

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Authors

Michael Simon

Michael Simon

Richard Simon

Richard Simon

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