Murder! Misadventure! Melodrama!
Moving on! Mayhem!
4 – 25 March Murderers
by Jeffrey Hatcher
by Gary O’Neill
"Murderers" consists of three comic monologues
about revenge, blackmail, money, justice, jealousy, and murder set in the
Riddle Key Luxury Senior Retirement Living Center and Golf Course. Gerald. Lucy. Minka. They look like
everyday people, but they have one dark secret in common-they’re
murderers. In this black comedy these three unlikely killers justify their
crimes in the most outrageously funny ways. Homicide has never been so
THE MAN WHO MARRIED HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW is Gerald Halverson's
confession of an elicit love and a plan to shelter five million dollars from
the IRS. When Gerald's mother-in-law, Spiffy, finds out she hasn't long to
live, Gerald concocts a plan to keep her estate "in the family." But
when they move down to Florida to wait out Spiffy's death sentence at Riddle
Key, old friends and new faces threaten to spoil the scheme, and a surprise
twist throws a wrench into Gerald's plans unless he can pull off the perfect
MARGARET FAYDLE COMES TO TOWN is about Lucy Stickler, the
long-suffering wife of Bob, a septuagenarian who used to have a roving eye.
Bob's been on his best behavior for the past twenty years, but when Margaret
Faydle, the still-glamorous femme fatale who stole him from Lucy when they were
young, takes up residence at Riddle Key, Bob goes back into action. So Lucy
constructs a diabolical plan to get rid of her cheating spouse and his AARP
inamorata once and for all.
MATCH WITS WITH MINKA LUPINO stars Minka Lupino, Riddle
Key's ever-sunny, ever-helpful receptionist. Minka is a fan of crime novels who
becomes an avenging angel on a mission to rid the retirement community of its
predators: the conniving heirs, the sticky-fingered health-care workers, the
salesmen and contractors and Bible thumpers who prey upon helpless senior
citizens. But when Minka comes face to face with her idol, a famous mystery
novelist who has retired to Riddle Key, she knows she's met her match. In the
end, only one of them will survive.
6 – 27 May Run
for your Wife by Ray Cooney
London cabbie, two wives, one very wild ride”
by Allan Youngson
The story revolves around London Cab driver John Smith with
two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both.
Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in hospital,
where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon
police to investigate. Having upset his schedule, Smith becomes hopelessly
entangled in his attempts to explain himself to his wives and two suspicious
police officers, with “help” from his lazy layabout neighbour upstairs.
17 June @ 2pm A
Delicate Balance by Edward Albee (a play reading)
22 July – 12 August
The Spring Heeled Terror of Stepney Green by Stanley Walsh
by William McCreery-Rye
A Theatre restaurant.
Extra! Extra! Rad the news – Danger lurking in the
mews. Monster strikes – police are fraught
– Orders are – “He must be caught”!
9 – 30 September Good
Grief by Keith Waterhouse
is far more to life than death”
by Cam Castles
A sensitive, wryly humorous study of a middle-aged widow who
finds the courage to break with the past. June keeps a diary in the form of
private conversations with her late husband Sam, a national newspaper editor.
Her stepdaughter, Pauline, determines to keep an eye on June. Likewise, Eric
Grant, an ex-colleague of Sam's. But June strikes out on her own and befriends
Duggie, who, like June, is lonely. June, however, discovers that Pauline, Eric
and Duggie have their own hidden agenda.
4 – 25 November There
goes the Bride by Ray Cooney
by Janine Francis
When harassed advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits
his head on the morning of his daughter's society wedding, he awakes to find
himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920s Flapper girl straight out of
his current advertising campaign. It soon becomes all too clear that no-one
else can see or hear her, and when another bump on the head transports Timothy
back to 1926 and the Savoy hotel, the carefully planned wedding preparations
disintegrate into chaos as friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality
and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived Australian in-laws'
abandon the wedding...