Mystic Bison Theatre & DanceTMPresents the Classic Wild Comedy
Murder at the Howard Johnson's*
Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick
(Frank Willey, Barbara A. Brewer, Mark R. Carter, Ph.D.; Photography by Michael Sexton)
DIRECTED BY CHESTER BROWNE
Barbara A. Brewer Arlene Miller
Mark R. Carter, Ph.D. Mitchell Lovell
Frank Willey Paul Miller
Arniel Brown Stage Manager
Bert van Aalsburg Set Designer and Builder
Benjamin Gonzales Lighting Designer
Mark R. Carter, Ph.D. Sound Designer
Kenneth Liang, Arniel Brown Lighting and Sound Technicians
Kenneth Liang Archive Photographer
Would you kill for love? Could you pull it off and get away with it?
Consider Arlene Miller. For some women, a home, furniture, clothing and five watches equals marital bliss. But not for Arlene. Her husband Paul, a used car dealer, will buy her everything but happiness. Searching for self-fulfillment through sexual passion, Arlene discovers the couple's flamboyant dentist, Mitchell Lovell. But Paul won't agree to a divorce, so just in time for Christmas, Arlene and Mitchell try to murder him at a Howard Johnson's hotel. This is only the beginning of the trouble Arlene causes.
You'll laugh every minute while watching Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick's screwball comedy, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, as the tangled triangle careens on its roller coaster plot. The pressure of planning and attempting murders for love forces each character to spout pithy witty remarks and ironies about life and love that will amuse and entertain you. Eventually each character discovers that love is more than a selfish pursuit. The approximate running time is 90 minutes.
Celebrate the end of the
election season. Get out of the house for the kind of great fun you can only experience by
seeing highly trained actors
performing classic wild comedy
in a theatre! Audiences screamed with laughter at our last
production. No kidding.
Featured in the San
Francisco Examiner's and Independent's City Spotlight.
Thanks to Sam Bobrick, Doris N. Carter, Benjamin Gonzales, and
David Vander Wilt,
Bert van Aalsburg's basic set for Murder at the Howard Johnson's.
Another angle on Bert's basic Murder at the Howard Johnson's set.
Mitch and Arlene dance while Paul figures out how to become Houdini.
Paul and Mitch say "Happy New Year" to Arlene.
Paul pretends he's Count Dracula.
Paul and Mitch about to hang Arlene.
Murder at the Howard Johnson's - SF Examiner & Independent
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*-Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.