From Samuel French:
Itís New Yearís Eve at the Perry mansion, and Julia and Matthew Perry seem to have it all. But
Matthew wants something more -- to be rid of his wife Julia so he can have some real fun! He
resolves to murder Julia by the new yearís end, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and
tells him so. And so the game begins -- a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless.
While Julia cleverly dodges Matthewís 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 are falling, 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 hasnít 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!
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody is an homage to the screwball comedies of the 30ís and 40ís.
"A delightful surprise . . . an evening of fun just on the proper side of slapstick." - Lansing
"Comedy packs laughs . . . a delightful play . . . a medley of laughs . . . the play has charm,
and is really funny." - News-Herald, Southgate, MI
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