Season 23

A Party To Murder

Six people have traveled in secret on Halloween to play a murder mystery game at an isolated island cottage. Invited by writer Charles Prince, they appear set for a weekend of fun… until misdeeds from the past begin to affect the proceedings and it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The game takes on a sinister dimension when guests begin to die and the remaining players realize that they are playing for their lives. Tension begins to rise. Secret passageways, incriminating letters, hidden compartments, bodies in the window seat and a twenty five year old unsolved mystery twists and turns toward the unexpected and shocking conclusion.

No Sex Please, It’s Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and Broadbent , a developer/builder, has invited prospective buyers to spend the holidays in “THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE”, in the hopes that the “spirit of the season” will close the deal. He has pulled out all the stops. The house is totally decorated for the holidays, he’s hired a personal chef to prepare a gourmet dinner, and has even bribed two members of his staff to pose as a married couple, who are renting the house, so they can extol its virtues and explain how everything works. HOWEVER…that’s the problem, nothing does. The self-cleaning bathroom, central trash disposal units, automatic closets, hidden telephones and his masterpiece, “The Personal Ion Chamber,” all have some serious glitches. But Broadbent has all the bases covered. He’s even hired his maintenance man to be on hand behind the scenes, to make running repairs as necessary…who ends up having to pretend to be a “nanny. This “Naughty but Nice” Christmas play will have you ho-ho-ho’ing till the very end!”

Vintage Hitchcock A Live Radio Play

Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films showcasing The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps. This is the formidable Hitchcock of an older vintage before he came to America, before he met Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergeman and Grace Kelly, working full power even before the days of talking pictures. Opening up new realms of suspense. This is the Hitchcock of the 1920’s and ’30’s—a familiar figure in many respects, but also one with qualities that will surprise as well as please those who haven’t gone back far enough in time to get acquainted with Hitchcock as he was in the process of becoming the master of suspense, thrillers, romance…with haunting amusement and wit. This production is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. This spooky, exciting piece is perfect for an evening of theatre…

But Why Bump Off Barnaby?

This lunatic show poses a fascinating mystery. When Barnaby Folcey is murdered at a family gathering at Marlgate Manor, it transpires that he had a motive to murder everybody else, but no one had a reason to want him dead. While dying, he scrawled the letters “b-a-r,” which can implicate everyone. While the bizarre group frantically tries to unmask the murderer, people vanish, poison is found in the sherry, and the police take forever to arrive. Meanwhile, there’s a secret treasure to be found, a mystifying limerick to decode, and all sorts of doom to be avoided before the killer is finally unmasked and destroyed using one of the funniest methods ever seen on a stage.

Murdered to Death

This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight—Bunting, the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; the bumbling local inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes—they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will readers and audiences die laughing first?

Jeeves Intervenes

1920s high-society London is thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie, in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves? A delightful romp full of deception and disguise. “There is ridiculously improbable circumstances and foolishness of the highest order… Think one part early Noel Coward, plus one part late Oscar Wilde.”