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Murder mystery a spoof of Christie's classic

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Play > A whodunit with a comic twist

In November, Los Alamos Little Theatre presented a classic whodunit murder mystery, Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”
Beginning Friday, LALT will present another murder mystery. While the time period is also in the late 1930s of England, this play is off beat.
A spoof on the murder mystery classic, “Murdered to Death,” written by Peter Gordon, follows Inspector Pratt who fights his own incompetence to deduce the murderer.
The plot follows the grand tradition of a long weekend visit at a country estate, where things quickly go awry in a most ridiculous fashion. The owner of the house has invited several guests for the weekend to her home, where her annoyed niece and the worthless butler also reside. The audience soon finds out the odd relationships between the characters.
Once the murder occurs, it is very possible that the inefficient Acting Inspector Pratt, along with his more resourceful assistant Constable Thompkins, may never solve the case.
The director of “Murdered to Death” is Patrick Webb, who came to Los Alamos from Fairbanks, Alaska. While in Alaska, Webb had the privilege of playing the role of the Frenchman Pierre in a local production of the play.


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