By John Bishop

Directed by Rich Garrett

​Sponsored by Longview Municipal Defense

Comedy


Performance Dates: October 2-18
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm

Pay-What-You-Can Thursday | October 8 at 7:30pm


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—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous "Slasher" makes his (or her?) 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.

Our 2015-16 season is sponsored by Jeremy's Farm to Table.

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