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An Open and Shut Case
An Open and Shut Case
By John Mattera.

Cast: 5m., 5w. Young, handsome Harold is married to elderly, wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth because of that age-old attraction—money. So naturally, Harold plans to murder her and inherit all that glorious money. He convinces Elizabeth that he can no longer tend to the big house by himself, and she reluctantly agrees to let him hire the people he claims are so urgently needed: a nurse/companion, to tend to Elizabeth's needs; Lisa LaRouche, a housekeeper who says she does windows and whatever else needs to be done; Inga Slayton, a cook with a flair for preparing Scandinavian dishes; and Zachary Flood, an unkempt, uncouth groundskeeper. Who-done-it? Your audience will be shocked when they finally find out the answer. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 30 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  A24
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  20
Royalty:  $35.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $7.95
Approx. Running Time:  30 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Mystery
ISBN (10): 1583421769
John Mattera ) is a member of The Dramatist's Guild and Horror Writers of America. He has been writing for Dramatic Publishing since 1980. His most well known adaptation of Dracula continues to be widely produced in the United States and Canada. His other full-length adaptation with Dramatic is Time After Time, from the novel of the same ...More
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