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|CHESS MESS - by F. White|
|A chess tournament is about to begin, but challenger Wilma Glass is confronted with insubordination among her chess pieces. Some are tired of being ordered around like slaves they insist on having some say on where to move. There is even talk of mutiny, whereby the pieces would flatly refuse to obey Wilmas orders. To make matters worse, current champion Sly Slater is scheming with... read more|
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|NO BODY LIKE JIMMY, by B. Bumgarner|
|OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE OVEN, by T. Pechey|
|RED HERRING, by R. Jones|
|THIS COULD BE MURDER, by C. Sodaro|
|WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A MURDER, by M. Druce|
|YOU KNOW THE OLD SLAYING, by M. Jacot|
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Whodunit, howdunit. When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, it’s up to the guests to figure out who and how, and why the hired help is so annoying. Shades of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Ten Little Indians. As the storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky...
|DID SOMEONE SAY MURDER?|
Care to attend "murder night"? Join an array of wacky characters as they dine and watch the world's greatest detective, Rathbone, solve murders right in front of their eyes. There's only one catch – anyone can be the victim, and you're on your own in finishing the evening alive. Designed for a single, permanent set, Did Someone Say Murder? is easily managed in the...
|HOW THE OTHER HALF DIES|
In a desperate attempt to become a member of Harriet Hammer’s posh country club, Sybil Chasteen invites Ms. Hammer to a formal dinner party on the same day that she discovers a dead body in the trunk of her new car. While Sybil waits impatiently for the authorities, the corpse, nicknamed Mr. X, sits propped up on her sofa as the list of murder suspects grows. The police,...
|LET'S HANG HIM AND READ THE WILL|
All is not well in the little burg of Beautyrest Springs. It’s most prominent (and hated) citizen, F. Mycroft Tanner, did himself in. At least, that’s what Sheriff Harold Tyred reports in between his visits with Martha, the maid, who was also seeing Percy, the gardener, who is sweet on Freida, the reporter, who really wants the inside scoop on Mycroft’s death (and his rather...
|MURDER AT COPPERSMITH INN|
Mandy, Elinor, and Sara are three very stage-struck high school juniors who will do almost anything to get themselves cast in a play, any play! Answering an audition notice for “Three college age actresses with dinner theatre experience for a murder-mystery weekend at Coppersmith Inn,” the girls apply wigs and tons of makeup, adopt exotic “stage” names, and draft three...
|NO BODY LIKE JIMMY|
On the evening of Ralph and Eloise Vanlandingham's political fundraising dinner, Ralph's best friend from college shows up with a problem. Harold has a dead body in the back of his van and he needs a place to stash Jimmy. Harold's timing couldn't be more awful as the Vanlandinghams are expecting a house full of major campaign donors in about five, four, three, two...
|OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE OVEN|
Winifred Witch is dead. According to Dr. X. Ray, she was hit on the head with an electric frying pan and dumped unceremoniously into her own oven. Detective Herlock Sholmes is convinced Gretel Goodietwoshoes is the cold-blooded cook and so is the prosecuting attorney and so is Judge Quinella Questionable, but truth be told, once in a while, and the Clerk records the...
The actors of this odd little play within an odd little play are dreadfully tired of performing in cliche British murder mystery farces set in perfect little drawing rooms so they decide to take the drawing room out of the mystery and set it somewhere entirely different, the lavatory. Just when things are looking shamefully hopeless, one of the actors turns up dead - in the...
|THIS COULD BE MURDER|
When big-time television producer Noah Lott drops dead from a little food poisoning (the murder was done in such good taste), Polly Dewett, host of “The Polly-Dewett-My-Way Show,” resolves to solve the murder and write a book about it for budding detectives: How To Solve a Murder. First, Polly disables the vehicles to prevent suspects from leaving the scene of the crime. ...
|WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A MURDER|
When ten distant relatives learn that each of them is about to inherit a million dollars, wheels begin to turn and plots hatch. If someone doesn't make it through the stormy weekend ahead, their share will be divided equally among the others. It doesn't take a mathematical genius to figure out that less is more. As bodies pile up, the laughs come fast and furiously in this...
|YOU KNOW THE OLD SLAYING|
A traveling theatre group gets ready to present their play, when one of their actors is murdered. The audience helps determine which one of the cast members is the culprit. At the end, the audience votes for who they think the murderer is; whoever gets the most votes is the confessed killer. The play is written with five different endings - the cast member who gets the votes...
|Grappling With Grammar Series|
Who says grappling with grammar has to be a grind? Part of our unique Grammar Series in the popular ten-minute format, which blends performing arts with English studies.
|The Maxwell Family Classics Series|
Come meet the Maxwells and you will instantly become part of the family. These classic plays are full of comedy and you are given a "ring side" seat in watching the humor of everyday life unfold before your eyes.
|The Virgil Series|
Come to Lickskillet and join in the adventures of America's #1 family, the Sludges, a clan of fairly unremarkable, but kindly folk, that are guaranteed to keep you in stitches. As you ease back in your chair to enter the slow lane, be prepared for uproarious laughter with a smattering of life's lessons.
The ridiculously talented Joseph Sorrentino brings you four ten minute plays featuring the famously funny duo, Frank and Harry. Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer's theater critic, summed it up best when he said, "Frankly, or maybe Harrily, he can't write these clever scripts fast enough to suit me."