Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
On stage at the Strand:
As the play begins:: The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid...and then stuff happens...
The audience is treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher."
"a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally It's Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF." NY Times.
"enormous funIts strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop's writing. Even his corn is succulently served." NY Post.
"Bishop gives us a nakedly silly and relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery plot, with twist piled on twist till you have to give way and start laughing at the sillinessit's hugely enjoyable." Village Voice.
"MURDERS is the intelligent person's kind of nonsense." NY Magazine.
Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brownpapertickets.com are $10
At the door: $15
Strand Theatre (Vicksburg, Mississippi) (View)
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
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