The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a short comedy by John Bishop. The play was first performed on Broadway on April 6, 1987, in The Longacre Theatre, and was first directed by John Bishop. The play is said to have been based on several 1940s mystery movies, including The Cat and the Canary, one of Bob Hope's first films.
The play takes place in a mansion in Chappaqua, New York in December of 1940, specifically, the library. The mansion is owned and inhabited by Elsa Von Grossenknueten, and her maid, Helsa Wenzel.
In the opening scene, we see Helsa ...Read More