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Murder at the Howard Johnson's 2017 Last Modified: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Now Showing on Our Main Stage!
Murder at the Howard Johnson's
By Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark.
A Live Theater Production of a suspensful Comedy.
Directed by Taylor Oxley.
Rating: PG-13 (sexual references and crude humor)

Performance Dates:
June 2017

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From Samuel French:

All is fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. A three scene love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband. In the first scene the wife and her lover plot to murder the husband. In the second scene the wife and her husband are plotting to murder the lover. The third scene has the husband and the lover plotting to murder the wife - but this attempt, like the others, fails.

"Enough laugh lines, mirth provoking situations and extravagant sight gags to outfit two rapid fire farces of the absurd." -Variety

"A holiday of laughter... Beautifully polished, very funny very American comedy." - WNBC TV

"Funny and intelligent and certainly pertinent to the people who flock to Broadway... Magnificently zany." - Saturday Review

"Funny is funny." - TIME Magazine

Murder at the Howard Johnson's premiered at the Golden Theater in New York City, May 17, 1979, directed by Marshall W. Mason.

Published by Samuel French.

Our Director Taylor Oxley

Our Set

Jessica Utz as Arlene Miller

Role Actor
MITCHELL LOVELL, DDS: Brendan "Vegas" Ferrell
PAUL MILLER: Stephen Fryar
Our Crew
Director: Taylor Oxley
Asstant Director: Tim J. Heron, Jr.
Stage Manager: Tim J. Heron, Jr.
Set Designer: Taylor Oxley
Set Construction: Harvie Arington
Set Painters: Abigail Fryar
Jay Mischa Hampton
Jimmy Hardage
Joel Hernandez
Taylor Oxley
Lighting Designer: Thomas Griffin
Lighting Technicians: Isaac Cabibi-Wilkin
Zoe Lawless
Sound Designer: Taylor Oxley
Sound Technicians: Alitza Cabibi-Wilkin
Zak Cabibi-Wilkin
Special Effects Designers: Abigail Fryar
Stephen Fryar
Costumer: Mara Magdalene
Hairstylist: Brenda Brandenburg
Makeup Artists: Brenda Brandenburg
Kaylee Gould
Publicist: Ann Wilson
Graphic Designer: Leigh Griffin
Photographers: Daphne WIllis
Jessica Utz

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair:
Tami Pultz
Treasurer: Stephen Fryar
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Brendan Ferrell as Mitchell Lovell, DDS

Stephen Fryar as Paul Miller

Lighting Technician Zoe Lawless

Sound Technician Alitza Cabibi Wilkinas

Our Cast

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The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
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The Arkansas Times
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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!!