Award-winning Maurer Productions Onstage presents the screwball comedy “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. Dates and times for this production are Fridays, Nov. 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 2.
Following Maurer’s successful production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” last season, which recalled the glitz and glamour of the 1920s, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” pays homage to the hilarious comedies of the 1930s and 1940s.
As the holiday season approaches, so, too, do thoughts of family gatherings gone wrong. That’s the case at the Perry mansion, where bumbling Matthew has made it his New Year’s resolution to murder his wife, Julia, before the year is out. But Julia, the family matriarch, vows to stay alive for her daughter Bunny’s upcoming wedding to the dashing Donald. And as she dodges Matthew’s feeble attempts to kill her, friends and staff start mysteriously dying all around them. Is this a murder most foul…or most fouled up?
Winner of seven of Perry Awards, as well as several Kelsey Awards for all three of its productions in the 2011-12 season, Maurer Productions Onstage brings a new show for the fall season that audiences will not want to miss!
The cast features Jennifer Barron, of Hamilton, as Julia Perry; Peter Bisgaier, of Princeton Junction, as Matthew Perry; Megan Sherow, of Clarksburg, as Bunny Perry (Kelsey Award for “Hairspray”); Justin Mancini, of Jackson, as Donald Baxter; Fred Bartlett, of Hamilton, as Buttram; and John Pinto, of Yardley, PA, as Detective Plotnick (Perry nomination for “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”).
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students and children. For tickets, call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333, or visit www.kelseytheatre.net. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.