One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.
Cast List for Play On
Dinner Theater Show
AGGIE: Krystal Talos, Paige Kim
GERRY: Lowen Jeffery
HENRY: Caden Higgins
*POLLY: Sabrina Heim, Kaia Podd
*SMITTY: Naomi Jaskowiak, Skylar Saucedo
SAUL: Houston Aniol
BILLY: Grayson Garcia
*VIOLET: Arlan Visser, Paige O’Neal
*LOUISE: Kiki Lothian, Ella Acciacca
*PHYLLIS: Grace Cross, Danielle Edwards
Assistant Directors: Kaya Miller, Genevieve Perry
*means the role is double cast.
One cast will perform Thursday/Saturday and the other will perform Friday/Sunday.