The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery (Readers Theatre)

By Brian D. Taylor

Co-Directed by Kendall Boren and Emma Neary

Ready to tackle a murder mystery that really teases the brain?  With a fun play-within-a-play plot that challenges both the mind and the metaphysical, this comic mystery is certain to have your audiences coming back for more.  The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, Putting a Little English On It.  It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents.  As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script!  The authorities are quickly called, and soon the company finds themselves replaying the death scene.  When yet another person dies at the end of the scene, the cast finds themselves replaying the same scene over and over for other investigators, a theatre critic and even the playwright himself!  But every time they get to the end of the scene, someone else ends up with a fire poker in the chest.  The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next.  It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all.

Performed:
April 6 – 14, 2018

Cast (In order of appearance):
Scarlet Mays / Ms. Polly - Allie Tate
Holly Hanover / Mrs. Margaret Polk - Alena Wilson
Sandy Smith / Gertrude Polk - Logan Mattioda
Misty Gere / The Maid - Lillian Soth
Richard Green / Mr. Frederick Polk - Kylen Braileanu
Tom Baines / Mr. Humphrey Black - Nick Goode
Gary Ferguson / Inspector Bradshaw - Joshua Bobbit
Erica Stone - Abigail Staben
Brett Donahue - Ryan Genteman
Susan Wells - Emma Neary
Inspector Wright - Srikar Surapaneni
Inspector Fuller - Sierra Tate
Adele Sears - Sindhu Surapaneni
Brian D. Taylor - Greg Braileanu

Also thank you to our AWESOME Crew:
Amelia Fairchild / Tech

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