The Bishop Luers High School Drama Department will present “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” Oct. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $10. Bishop Luers identification cards must be presented for students to get their ticket at no cost. Call 260-456-1261 and ask for Mrs. Pat Shifley or Mrs. Cindy Figel for ticket reservations and information.
“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” is a zany murder mystery presentation. Audiences of all ages will appreciate the humor and mystery of author John Bishop’s play, which takes place in a mansion in the 1940s, as a group seeking financial backing for a musical gets caught up in the “Stage Door Slasher” murders.
In this play, the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious Stage Door Slasher, assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show in Westchester, N.Y., estate of a wealthy “angel,” Elsa von Grossenkneuten. The house is replete with revolving panels, secret passageways and a laconic and secretive German maid – all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous “slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again – and again. Bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases and accusing fingers point in all directions. Eventually, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “slasher” is unmasked.