The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
By John Bishop
Directed by Kathleen Tissot
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher," reassembles for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare for their performance, a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, and 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. Even the police inspector who come to investigate is baffled. As in all good movies of the 1940s, can the mystery be solved in the nick of time?
"...John 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 silliness...it's hugely enjoyable." ---The Village Voice
Produced by Oregon High School at 456 N. Perry Pkwy, Oregon, WI
Performances: April 11-13, 2008
Performance Times: April 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, April 13 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $5
Call 608-835-4372 for more information.