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An Open and Shut Case

An Open and Shut Case

By John Mattera.

Product Code: A24000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

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.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code A24000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 35 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama | Farce | Melodrama | Satire | Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421765
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Keep the set simple. We used a very minimal set and it worked well."
Tip by Aaron Klassen, Shevchenko School, Vita, Manitoba, Canada

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Norman Ritchie Centre Kindersley Saskatchewan 11/15/2019 11/15/2019
Dodge County High School Eastman Georgia 10/10/2019 10/10/2019