The Butler Did It

June 21, 2016 at 6:31 pm

The Butler Did It – November 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2016 on the Forum Stage – written by Walter Marks and Peter Marks, the play is about writer and director Anthony J. Lefcourt, who is rehearsing his new play, a “classic whodunit” (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by the petty jealousies and romantic rivalries that detract from their concentration. In an effort to spur them on he “stages” the murder of one of the actresses, after which the plot begins to twist and turn with such dazzling ingenuity—and hilarity—that soon actors and audience alike have lost track of what is real and what is make-believe—until a surprise ending sets matters straight in a most bizarre and ironic way.

Stage West Director – Dave Stenger