The holiday chatter in their mountain clubhouse is silenced as a radio announces the news of Paula's death. Alice has just received a letter from Paula that contains an important clue. She confides this to only one of the girls, who instantly snatches the letter and burns it! Alice may have made a fatal error in choosing her confidante. Then the killer strikes at Alice, cleverly making her death seem like a suicide. Only shrewd Eve rejects the suicide theory, but then she, too, errs in her choice of a confidante.
NotesThe Notes on Characters and Costumes describes the first five girls in the cast but omits the last four. The following descriptions have been taken from text within the script:
BETTY (Tennessee): She has a marked southern accent, wears a little-girl dress which accentuates her tender years.
SHIRLEY: She is correspondingly cute, with big round eyes and an energy that is apparently inexhaustible.
STELLA (Shotput): She is a heavy-set girl, the horsy, athletic type. She arrives with miscellaneous sports equipment. She wears ski-pants and an oversize sweater adorned with the college letter.
MARY: She is pretty, graceful, and sinuous; she displays no hint of her plebeian background.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code N14000
- Cast Size 9
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 110 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | Community Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871299239
"A perfect high school show when you lack male actors, 9 girls is funny, mysterious, and has some great moments. Most characters are easy to play, but this ensemble cast does allow for some real capitol A acting from Mary. Best with a box set and simple tech, it's accessible on a budget in a small theater. Some lines didn't age well, but nothing inappropriate. If your community is very conservative and you're tired of Arsenic and Old Lace, this show is great.
- Review by Bryan Ringsted, Notre Dame High School, Redwood City, Calif.
- "A well done thriller. At the various high points, we had audible gasps or screams. Much fun!"
- Review by Nancy Santori, Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Conn.
- "It was one of our most successful shows due to a good script, an exemplary cast and crew, and a fine cabin set. The royalty was a rare bargain!"
- Review by Lloyd Wood, Sacred Heart Thespian Troupe, Honolulu, Hawaii
|Shedd Stage at the Columbus Performing Arts Center