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Murder by Natural Causes
Murder by Natural Causes
Adapted by Tim Kelly. From the television play by Richard Levinson and William Link.

Cast: 4m., 4w. Here's a stylish and witty suspense play that originally starred Hal Holbrook, Katherine Ross and Barry Bostwick. It combines laughter with thrills and delivers what mystery fans love most—taut suspense with an ingenious plot. Arthur Sinclair is a successful world-famous mentalist in the tradition of Dunninger. His beautiful wife Allison plots his murder for the commonest of all motives—greed. She enlists the aid of a struggling young actor. Her foolproof murder plan cannot possibly misfire as it's too skillfully inventive—or is it? After all, Arthur (as everyone knows) has psychic gifts. But does he? Once the killing scheme is set in motion, the plot begins to twist and turn. Nothing is as it seems. Is mind reading possible? Can the future be foretold? Just when the audience figures out what will happen next, there is an unexpected shock to complicate matters in an amusing and scary fashion. The mystery builds to an exciting climax where Arthur's gifts not only save his life but also create a devilish new puzzle that will keep the audience on the edge of its collective seat. It will take all of your mental powers to solve this wildly clever and entertaining thriller. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  M61
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  55
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Mystery
ISBN (10): 0871298503
Biographies
Tim Kelly ( 1931-1998) was one of our finest and most prolific playwrights. His first stage mystery was published in the 1960s—at the same time he had plays opening in Boston, New York and Hamburg. Since then, he kept up a steady flow of works for stage and screen stage, including adaptations of M*A*S*H and Murder by Natural Causes. His ...More
William Link, and his partner, Richard Levinson, have been called Mr. Rolls and Mr. Royce of American television by The New York Times. Mr. Levinson died in 1987. Link, with Levinson, has created, written and produced more than 16 on-the-air series including "Columbo," "Mannix," "McCloud" and "Murder She Wrote." Groundbreaking movies for television include My Sweet Charlie (one of the ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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