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A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody 2012 Last Modified: Monday, November 26, 2012
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
By Ron Bernas.
Directed by Ann Wilson and Barbara Morgan.
Note: this is a change.
General Audiences

Performance Dates:
April 2012

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Synopsis:

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 State Journal

"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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Published by Samuel French.

Co-DirectorAnn Wilson

Co-DirectorBarbara Morgan

Kevin Day as Matthew Perry

Cast in Order of Appearance
Role Actor
Matthew Perry: Kevin Day
Buttram: Chris Biagini
Julia: Mary Currey
Bunny: Miranda Hood Brewer
Donald: Chris Powers
Detective Plotnik: Christina Riggins
Production Staff
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Ann Wilson and Barbara Morgan
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson

Our Crew
Props: Linda and Darryl Millard
Gabe Brewer
Set Design: Barbara Morgan
Set Construction: Walter Dodson
Lighting Design: Mary Hill
Lighting Technician: Walter Dodson
Sound Technician: Alex Robertson
Wardrobe: Hot Springy Dingy
Cast
Linda Millard
Publicity: Gene Forsyth
Jennifer Garner
Programs: Neil Richarson

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Photography: Neil Richardson
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Walter Dodson
Chris Biagini as Buttram

Mary Currey as Julia

Miranda Hood Brewer as Bunny

Chris Powers as Donald

Christina Riggins as Detective Plotnik

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Bai Mros
Ovita Goolsby
Jeani and Nyle Cearlock
Hannah at The Hot Springy Dingy
Tom and Tina Cooper at Alliance Business Machines
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
Moonlight Antiques
Hot Springs Board of Directors
Alison Harbour at The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny at The Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine at KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Cyrie Wright at KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!