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The Party
by
Ken Crost


What happens when you cross Agatha Christie with Monty Python? You get The Party - a sort of drawing room murder mystery set in a posh London apartment where everyone is either named Richard or Mildred, which adds to the sheer madness. Richard and Mildred have planned a dinner party for all of their best friends, but did Mildred send out the invitations? When Richard, a neighbor and uninvited guest, shows up in a tux and feigns ignorance of the party all hell breaks loose resulting in the unfortunate shooting death of the crasher. When no one else shows up, Richard and Mildred decide to head off into the night, leaving poor Richard's body lying on their floor covered in a tablecloth. Later, Richard and Mildred discover that Richard's body is no longer under the tablecloth. Where did it go? To help unravel this mystery, the police arrive in the form of Lieutenant Richards, and Richard and Mildred's two best friends, Richard and Mildred, show up to lend their support. The play careens along until everyone is dead and the bodies have piled up like so much fire wood.



Cast Size: 4M 2W
Running Time: 2 hrs
Royalty: $60 per performance



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