You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter (A Murder Mystery Masterpiece of Malfunction) is a comedy about an amateur production of a murder mystery that goes hopelessly awry, creating theatrical mayhem that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Join members of the Temescal Canyon High School staff as they attempt to stage a murder mystery drama where, as the title suggests, everything that possibly could go wrong – does! The over the top teachers struggle to keep the 1940’s mystery afloat, as the accident prone actors get into mischief and even the set seems to plot against them.
You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter (A Murder Mystery Masterpiece of Malfunction) begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience witnesses the players preparing to stage their fall production– which this year happens to be a 1940’s murder mystery ‘Murder at Windward Manor House.’
With a murder having been committed in an estate isolated by a fierce rainstorm, there are multiple suspects, (mainly the victim’s ex-wives), and a detective hell bent on solving the crime – the perfect ingredients for a complex thriller...
As props start to disappear, actors go missing, and the set begins to malfunction, mayhem ensues; but the amateur TCHS staff struggle on, against the odds. But will they ever make the final curtain? And at what cost...?
Fans of classic farce will find much to love in this comedy complete with slapstick humor, slamming doors, and eager understudies. This show will appeal to anyone who has ever worked on stage or behind the scenes, giving a horrifying glimpse into the sheer number of hilarious mishaps that are prone to occurring.
As a fast paced comedy, this play suits all ages and is particularly recommended for students who have had these performers as teachers. The relaxed atmosphere and fast comedy is quick to poke fun at itself, and the physical humor means it can be enjoyed by a wide range of different ages and tastes.
Come support your colleagues and the Drama department! See you there!