Caltech Playreaders 67th Season: "The Murder Room" by Jack Sharkey
Directed and Introduced by Cara King
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Late at night Mavis Hollister returns home to Brynwood Cottage in northern England. She's
surprised that her new husband, Edgar Hollister, is still alive. He's surprised that she claims to
have attended a church meeting that he knew was cancelled. All manner of madcap mayhem
erupts. With all the elements of a classic English whodunit—the stodgy upper crust, a secret
chamber, an irreverent maid, and a missing body—this quick-witted mystery spoof is a zany
delight. The smart, well-timed dialogue shines. And did we mention the cat and the cocoa?
Admission is $3.00 for members of the Caltech Women's Club; $4.00 for all others. Light refreshments will be served after the reading.
To dine at the Athenaeum beforehand, call (626) 395-8204 for reservations. Plan to be seated by 5:30. You are welcome to join the Playreaders table.