Rehearsals begin April 22nd
Run dates: May 30-June 2 and June 6-9
Directed by John Donald O’Shea
Detective Mark McPhearson is assigned to investigate the apparent shotgun murder of Laura Hunt, at the door of her upscale apartment. Hunt, a successful career woman, who earned her living creating advertising copy, was a woman with many male admirers. Not unexpectedly, McPhearson’s investigation focuses on the men in Laura’s life who admittedly loved her: Waldo Lydecker, her mentor; Shelby Carpenter, her fiancée; and the aspiring Julliard student, Danny Dorgan.
But McPhearson’s investigation suddenly takes a bizarre twist when Laura Hunt enters her apartment, alive and well after a brief respite in the country, only to find McPhearson present and endeavoring to solve her murder. Once McPhearson is over the initial shock, Laura soon explains that she loaned her apartment to a girl friend, Joyce Madden, for the weekend. McPhearson then finds himself investigating an entirely new murder case, with a plethora of new questions.
Who was the intended victim? Who would want to kill Laura, and why? Or was Joyce Madden the intended victim and why?
Mark McPhearson. The male lead. An honest, hard-working detective, 30 - 40 years old. Not afraid of the tough case.
Shelby Carpenter. Laura’s parasitic fiancé. Age close to Laura’s age (30’s). Slight southern accent. A charming, somewhat ineffectual man.
Danny Dorgan. A Julliard student. In love with Laura. Old enough to have a love-interest in Laura; not old enough for Laura to reciprocate.