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The Night I Died at the Palace Theatre

The Night I Died at the Palace Theatre

By Pat Cook.

Product Code: N59000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 6m., 6w.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Synopsis

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 Frances 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 comedy-filled mystery is brought to you by the author of Death and Taxes and Three Murders and It's Only Monday!

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code N59000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583426579
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"The show was very well received, and the kids had a great time both in rehearsals and performing. The bits of humor kept the audience involved until the end. The characters are fun, and the ending is a nice surprise ..."
Review by Keith Shaffer, Lady Caroline's Players, Denton, Md.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Applied Technology High School @ BCC Paramus New Jersey 6/6/2024 6/6/2024