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Nov 25, 2019 |

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 – Multiple Dates

Project Theatre’s fall production of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” opens Friday, December 6, 2019.
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 at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, 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. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
Performances are December 6, 7, 12, and 13 at 7 pm and December 14 @ 2 pm and 7 pm.

Tickets now available – purchase online 
$10 Adults
$5 Non-NWA Students
Complimentary – NWA Students and Staff


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