One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theater manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn.
The Oswego High School Drama Club production is being Co-Directed and Produced by the club advisers, Norman Berlin III and Joshua DeLorenzo, who are making their debuts advising the OHS Drama Club.
The cast features OHS students: Ace Earle, Isabelle Herrera, Audrey Hinman, Grace Hoffman, Mitchell Hudson, Veronica Jones, Kathleen McGreevy, Alexandra Reith, Jonathan Tsutsumishita and Cecilie Westlie.
The story of Play ON! is a hilarious love letter to the theater.
Performances of Play ON! are Friday and Saturday November 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM in the Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts, at the Oswego High School.
Tickets will be available at the door for $8, students are FREE (with donations gratefully accepted).