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                                                           “MURDER BY TEN”

                                   By Eddie McPherson, Directed By Sandy Dempsey 

                                      ARE  AUGUST 12th and 13th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

                            In the South Room at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center 

                                               201 N. Dodgion St, Independence, MO 64050

                                                                CAST OF CHARACTERS:

       PEPPY SPARKS:  High Strung and Nervous 

       MISS PRIGGISH:  Pompous, smug and, well priggish

       MR. NOSTRUM:  Quack of a Surgeon

       MR. ROPER:   An ex-cox with a past temper

       MR. DRUDGE:  Butler type. Poised and dry

       MRS DRUDGE:  Mr. Drudge’s ugly servant wife. (Played by a male)

      JUDGE SLAYER:   Overbearing, take-charge type 

      GENERAL BLITZ:  Wears a uniform but is quite cowardly 

      MARK CENTRUM:  For some reason wears a large target on his shirt 

      RICH N. VIRILE:  A Ladies’ Man 

      DETECTIVE FOOT:  One of the detectives to investigate the murders; appears only in last scene.

       DETECTIVE HOUND:  Second detective to investigate the murders 

       DETECTIVE CLOTHES :  Third detective to investigate the murders

       OFFSTAGE VOICE:  More friendly then ominous 

This is a fun parody of one of Agatha Christie’s most popular mystery novels.  Who the heck did all the murdering?  Ten dim-witted people have been invited to an old house on Dunce Island with the ultimate purpose, unbeknownst to them, to be murdered.  Apparently, because of his or her dumbness, each was responsible for the earlier death of someone else.  Now, one by one, they themselves are done in according to a silly nursery rhyme hanging over the fireplace.  Because they’re not the brightest bulbs in the box, the poor victims are murdered rather easily by such things as vacuum cleaner hoses and live alligators.  After several murders take place, they become suspicious of each other.  But when the last person bites the dust and there’s no one else on the island, the question remains: Who the heck did all the murdering?      

                                                                SHOW DATES

October 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and October 13, 2019 at 2 p.m.