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“A Very Merry Murder”

A Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy

(Holiday Season)

Running Time:  55 minutes

Cast:  Flexible 2 to 7  (lowest overhead: use 1 actor, 1 actress)

Audience Speaking Parts (read):  20

Optional Audience Song Groups

No set required.  No specialty costuming.  Easy props.

This spoof of popular home improvement shows will paint your holiday blues a cranberry red!  Page Doofus, Norm A-Frame, and Dolly Pardon are just 3 of the celebrities working on a very merry makeover at an old Connecticut Inn. The inn was the location for the 1950’s movie “Holiday Inn” and the owners Candy and Sugar Cane want to reopen for business.  But before you can say “Where’s the staple gun?”, a hardware humbug turns a designer into a permanent recliner!  Mac Master, an ego-driven TV designer, starts hitting the spirits and gets plastered – LITERALLY – to a wall by an artistic assailant.  The crafty killer opens a Pandora’s toolbox and throws a wrench in Candy and Sugar’s floor plans.  The “Private Eye for the Dead Guy” team are called in to solve the mystery and finish the throw pillows before “Time’s up”!  Talk about a designer’s challenge!  But a happy “inn”-ding is had by all.  Includes a hilarious haunting by the ghost of Bang Crosby!  A Holiday Delight!

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