A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
August 4 – 19,  2017

Written by Ron Bernas | Directed by Joie Marsh | Produced by Jen Martin

This six-character comedy is a spoof of and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general. It is a one-set, two-act piece featuring witty dialogue and slapstick comedy. As the bodies fall, dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to unwitting Donald since all the intended gift-bearing guests are dying. Enter Detective Plotnik – a Sam Spade reincarnation who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue. That is, not until Donald stumbles upon Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram in what Donald mistakenly perceives as a compromising situation. Donald jumps to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer – trying to murder Matthew! It ends in a nice bang and with a bit of a message about the importance of love.

Cast:

Dale Noss as Matthew Perry
Tynan C Pruett as Julia Perry
Crystal Marie as Bunny Perry
Jason Hoolihan as Donald Baxter
Thomas Pahl as Buttram
Marc Sanders as Det. Plotnik