Alice Lloyd College and The June Buchanan School are pleased to announce their spring production of John Bishop’s The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
About the play: The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assembles 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 who is apparently four different people—all of which figure in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again … and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time.
The Police Inspector is played by JBS Senior Jesse Yeary. This is his senior theatre project.
All ALC Eagle Theatre Productions are open to the public and are free of charge. All performances are in the Campbell Arts Center Auditorium on the campus of Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. Showtimes are listed below.
March 29 – 10:00 am, 7:30 pm
*The 7:30 PM performance is part of ALC’s Caney Convocation Series. All students who attend will receive convo credit.
March 30 – 7:30 pm
March 31 – 7:30 pm
Contact: Megan Burnett
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre
606-368-6050 Fax: 606-368-6015