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Murder On The Oriental Rug

Saturday, August 20, 7:30 pm


Move over — or roll over — Agatha Christie! The Two Of Us Productions in collaboration with The Claverack Free library is about to unveil a murder mystery that spoofs old-fashioned whodunits, the medical profession, “female problems,” and theater folks! 

Murder On The Oriental Rug is a play within a play. When half of the cast of Murder on the Oriental Rug bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. During the first act, you’ll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a dimbo with a short memory, and a hapless stage manager who finds herself onstage — playing a man. 

During the “play within a play,” you’ll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Charles Ovary, renowned hot flash specialist who’s secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth. You’ll get to know the doctor’s clueless wife, his passionate female protégé, the actress’s hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug. 

Will this play make it to Broadway? Will the performers remember their lines? Will the Shakespearean actor fit into the French maid’s costume? Will the chalk outline come out of the rug? Will the inspector solve the murder? Will another murder occur? 

Before the evening’s over, someone else will be ruthlessly murdered, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime. Prizes will be awarded to the first people who correctly guess the murder and motive.

====>What can you expect from an audience participation murder mystery? Fun the minute you walk in the door! Doors open at 7pm, when you’ll get a chance to mingle with the cast as they drop hints about themselves and the show and give you a chance to ask questions. The show starts at 7:30pm.



Saturday, August 20
7:30 pm


Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513
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The Two of Us Productions/RARE, Inc
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