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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - November 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit!
The cast features Aimee Conley, Bryan Murtha, Kirk Yutzy, Linda Julien, Keven Shreve, Robert Godfrey, Heidi Gardner, Beth Hillaker, Daniel Chambers and Brittany Stakem under the direction of Jordan Kline.
The show will be performed November 18th – 27th at the Cumberland Theatre & Creative Arts Center. All show begin at 8:00 pm.