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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 - comedy/thriller by John Bishop


Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Category: theatre

Cost: $12.00 - $22.00    

Main Street Theatre Company
3018 Bordentown Ave, Parlin, NJ  08859




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.
An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and
critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at
the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of
Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as
those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the
mystery.




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