Death of the Most Hated Man on Broadway
Written and directed by Mark Allen
Friday, June 21 @ 7 pm
Saturday, June 22 @ 2 pm
Saturday, June 22 @ 7 pm
Sunday, June 23 @ 4 pm
CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382
This year we are taking an irreverent and devilishly satiric look at Broadway theatre and the inflated egos of "celebrities." Our tradition of murder mystery comedies includes an opportunity for actors to originate signature roles in the style of physical and stylistic "over-the-top" comedies of the 1930s up through the 1970s.
The setting is contemporary New York, at the legendary Peter O'Toole Theatre, on the set of the most talked-about show of the season, In Search of Quail Eggs.
The producers are hyperventilating because the show is hemorrhaging money; the playwright is having an extended nervous breakdown over constant changes in the script; the actors are doing far more acting offstage, and just about everyone is trying to kill the mercurial, shockingly rude, and constantly insulting director. It will take a miracle for the show to reach Opening Night without a bloodbath.