Synopsis

Murderers

$10.99

Jeffrey Hatcher

Published by Dramatists Play Service

1 Male 2 Female

Three killers tell their stories via three monologues ...

The Man Who Married his Mother-in-law is Gerald Halverson's confession of an elicit love and a plan to shelter five million dollars from the IRS

When Gerald's mother-in-law, Spiffy, finds out she hasn't long to live, Gerald concocts a plan to keep her estate "in the family"

But when they move down to Florida to wait out Spiffy's death sentence at Riddle Key, old friends and new faces threaten to spoil the scheme, and a surprise twist throws a wrench into Gerald's plans unless he can pull off the perfect murder

Margaret Faydle Comes to Town is about Lucy Stickler, the long-suffering wife of Bob, a septuagenarian who used to have a roving eye

Bob's been on his best behavior for the past twenty years, but when Margaret Faydle, the still-glamorous femme fatale who stole him from Lucy when they were young, takes up residence at Riddle Key, Bob goes back into action

So Lucy constructs a diabolical plan to get rid of her cheating spouse and his AARP inamorata once and for all

Match Wits with Minka Lupino stars Minka Lupino, Riddle Key's ever-sunny, ever-helpful receptionist

Minka is a fan of crime novels who becomes an avenging angel on a mission to rid the retirement community of its predators - the conniving heirs, the sticky-fingered health-care workers, the salesmen and contractors and Bible thumpers who prey upon helpless senior citizens

But when Minka comes face to face with her idol, a famous mystery novelist who has retired to Riddle Key, she knows she's met her match

In the end, only one of them will survive ...

"There's no point wondering whodunit-Jeffrey Hatcher's new play tells us that right off the bat. The fun is finding out how they dun it and why. Mr Hatcher, who brought a similar triple-pronged structure to his Three Viewings, can do a lot with a single monologue. In the capable hands of Mr. Hatcher, this simple formula provides a pleasing evening's entertainment" ~ NY Times

"Murderers is a delight - a very funny comedy with some biting satire and terrific storytelling" ~ Talkin' Broadway

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