Those Crazy Comedies! The Night I Died at the Palace Theatre
THE NIGHT I DIED AT THE PALACE THEATRE
The Palace Theatre actors are just getting ready to rehearse the final scene for their latest production, "I Ain't Got No Body" when they run into a snag.The director who wrote the play is found dead onstage.Lois is shocked into an allergy attack!Ava faints! Luther orders a pizza!There's a lot of disbelief among the troupe until it becomes quite evident that Dexter Allan has, indeed, shuffled off this mortal coil.Not only that he owed several of the actors a lot of money."I know you can't take it with you," Gordon moans, "but apparently you can take somebody else's!"And then Francis dies!Only she doesn't really die.And then the pizza kid shows up.Only he really isn't the pizza kid.The one thing they all are sure of is their director is dead.or is he? Timothy accuses Gordon!Glenda accuses Dana!Luther can't figure out where his pizza is.And baby-faced detective Jimmy Todd has to put together all the clues.Maybe, thinks Jimmy, there are clues in the play they are producing.After all, Dexter wrote it.Was he trying to leave a hint?Or was he murdered for what was in that missing final scene?Clues intermingle with unveiled threats as cast member turns against cast member.Who heard Dexter's final words?Who kept threatening him for all to hear?And just WHEN is Luther going to get his pizza anyway?
This simple one set show calls for a cast of 12 - 6 men and 6 women and is published by Dramatic Publishing.