Parisians Enjoy Hilarious Performance of A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
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The Paris Community Theatre has kept the dramatic spirit alive since 1976. On Friday, October 5th, 2012 the red curtain was opened as Parisians enjoyed the premiere presentation of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”. This timeless story was written by Ron Bernas is an entertaining and hilarious masterpiece. Directors Doug Faires & Vicki Frankland worked magic with entire crew. The PCT cast was outstanding at living the lives of their characters and their talents made for a witty 2-piece act reeking of slapstick.
“The play opens with the rich, bored Matthew promising to kill his rich, bored wife Julia so he can become a jet setter like his friend who recently lost his wife. Julia, who’s always about three steps ahead of him, plays along. And so the game begins – a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless.
During the year the play takes place, there are several mysterious deaths that occur on the grounds of the family estate, a butler who is not what he seems, a detective who can’t buy a clue, and two innocents (sort of) caught in the hilarity as they plan their wedding. While Julia cleverly dodges Matthew’s devious murder attempts, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. It seems Matthew is successful in murdering everyone but Julia.
As the bodies fall, dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to unwitting Donald since all the intended gift-bearing guests are dying. Enter Detective Plotnik – a Sam Spade reincarnation who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue. That is, not until Donald stumbles upon Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram in what Donald mistakenly perceives as a compromising situation. Donald jumps to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer – trying to murder Matthew! It ends in a nice bang and with a bit of a message about the importance of love. “
Matthew Perry – Dave Johnson
Julia Perry – Lisa Martin
Bunny Perry – Audrey Faires
Donald Baxter – Steven Pyles
Buttram – Alan Jones
Detective Plotnik – Joushua Maxwell
Servants – Danielle Frankland, Kelci Welch, Miguel Silva
If you missed the premiere of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”, the Paris Community Theatre acquiescently invites you to bring a friend on October 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th for an unforgettable night of laughter!
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