Marshfield Drama Club mixes comedy with murder
‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ shows begin Nov. 9
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Comic twists and turns, confusion, and an underlying murder mystery set the stage for the Marshfield High School Drama Club’s latest presentation, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”
The play is set in a New York mansion in December 1940 as a creative team from a recent Broadway disaster, where three women were murdered, gathers together.
“It’s the middle of winter, and there is this production going on, we think, but it is really a set-up to catch a killer on the loose,” said Hunter Karau, who plays failed comedian Eddie McCuen.
“(Eddie) thinks that he’s got it all down. He thinks that he is successful, but in reality he tells bad jokes, and he is trying to make a living in an acting career, but he can’t really do it, but at the end of this production there is a good plot twist, and it kind of builds his character up from being a failed comedian to something much more.”
The play is under the direction of Amanda Leurquin and features two separate casts of 11, each getting two performances.
Show times are Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“It is a good thing to come to if you want to laugh,” Karau added. “It’s filled with so many jokes and slapstick humor. It’s great.”
For more information or to reserve a seat, call 715-387-8464.