Overview


Synopsis

One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul: a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its’ premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.


Characters

Female

Supporting

Female

Supporting

Male

Supporting



Show Information

Book
Text And Format
Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1980
Genres
Time & Place
present, the stage of a community theatre
Cast Size
Licensor
Ideal For
high school, college/university theatre, community theatre, regional theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters

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