Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals

Book By: William D Nutt
Play #: 8146
Pages: 59 pgs
Cast: 3 m, 5 w

Everyone seemed to hate Derek Moore, so no one is surprised when the smooth-talking actor is found dead in the middle of a dress rehearsal. Archie Lewis, a well-intentioned but goofy detective who happens to be in the theater, offers to solve the case, but things turn out to be more complicated than he had anticipated. Why does the female stagehand, Ed, talk only in lines from classical literature and popular songs? Why does the laconic Francis keep covering for the unsmiling Jessica? Is there more to naive Terri than devotion to Derek? Do Maria's wisecracks cover a deeper secret? Is the director, Susan, lying to cover someone else's guilt - or her own? This interactive comedy-mystery is sure to keep playgoers on their toes - to say nothing of the actors, who must undergo grilling by the audience!

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BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BELLEVUE, KY 5/10/2019
MADISON AREA COMMUNITY BETTERM 1 Performance(s)
MADISON, MO 3/3/2019
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MADISON, MO 2/17/2019
MARIANNA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MARIANNA, FL 12/8/2018
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
VEVAY, IN 11/30/2018
TULLY JR. HIGH DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
TULLY, NY 5/15/2018
KINDERHOOK MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1 Performance(s)
CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON, NY 5/20/2017
RANCHO MIRAGE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 5/15/2017
CASPER COUNTRY CLUB 1 Performance(s)
CASPER, WY 4/29/2017
KOKOMO HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
KOKOMO, IN 3/17/2017
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KOKOMO, IN 3/16/2017
FOOTLIGHTS GREASEPAINT Y T 1 Performance(s)
SIDNEY, MT 3/11/2017
BUHL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BUHL, ID 7/8/2016
MURDER IS SERVED 8 Performance(s)
WEST MONROE, LA 5/6/2016
PAWNEE HEIGHTS HIGH 2 Performance(s)
ROZEL, KS 12/15/2015
VERO BEACH SR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
VERO BEACH, FL 10/3/2015
DOMINION CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
MARIETTA, GA 12/6/2013
CRAWFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SALEM, IN 10/25/2013
AA PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
MUNCY, PA 10/5/2013
POWER HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
POWER, MT 4/30/2013
MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MINTO, ND 4/4/2013
SANFORD MAINE STAGE CO 1 Performance(s)
SANFORD, ME 10/27/2012
ONAWA COMMUNITY THEATER 4 Performance(s)
CASTANA, IA 3/22/2012
UNITY CHURCH OF DALLAS 4 Performance(s)
DALLAS, TX 10/28/2011
ROCKY MOUNTAIN LUTHERAN H.S. 2 Performance(s)
NORTHGLENN, CO 5/6/2011
J&L PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
JIM THORPE, PA 10/9/2010
BLACHLY DISTRICT # 90 2 Performance(s)
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PALM HARBOR, FL 2/26/2010
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IRON RIVER, WI 11/4/2009
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IRON RIVER , WI 11/4/2009
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FOSSIL, OR 4/17/2009
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PRINCEVILLE, IL 4/16/2009
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WAYNESBORO, TN 3/6/2009
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MOLALLA, OR 4/19/2008
MEYERSDALE MEDI CENTER PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
MEYERSDALE, PA 2/15/2008
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WALTON, NY 12/7/2007
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VIRGINIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA CITY, NV 4/15/2007
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PRIEST RIVER, ID 11/28/2006
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MODESTO, CA 12/9/2005
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POTTSTOWN, PA 10/25/2005
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DELTONA, FL 10/17/2005
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MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 5/12/2005
BIG LAKE DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
BIG LAKE, TX 4/22/2005
LINCOLN THEATRE GUILD 2 Performance(s)
LINCOLNTON, NC 1/21/2005
A L BROWN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
KANNAPOLIS, NC 10/29/2004
LOYALSOCK TWP HS 1 Performance(s)
WILLIAMSPORT, PA 5/14/2004
EAST MILLBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
RALEIGH, NC 2/7/2003

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