LITTLE MISS MURDER

by Bob Cooner

1937. A Hollywood party celebrating the completion of the filming of Little Miss Miracle, the latest from Audrey O’Rourke, child star and box office darling. When a budding starlet turns up dead and a powerful studio chief is found unconscious, all the glittering guests become potential next victims as well as suspects. A twisty and funny mystery that captures the glamour and history of Hollywood’s Golden Age

  • Cast Size: 3M 6W 1FC
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Bob Cooner is a playwright, director, and actor in Sacramento, California. After growing up in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Houston (B.A. in Drama) in 1979, Bob moved to New York City to pursue his dream of a life in the theatre. He worked as a professional actor and director in New York, regionally, and on tour. In 1989, Bob moved to Chicago where he continued to act and direct in local theatre. He earned his graduate degree (M.Ed.) from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995 and began teaching a second career as a high school teacher. Bob also met his husband, Matthew Abergel, in Chicago, and, in 1999, Bob and Matthew moved to California. In 2020, he retired from a long career as a teacher of English and theatre. Both Bob and Matthew are active in Sacramento-area theatre, most significantly at the historic Woodland Opera House. Bob’s plays have been produced in regional and educational theaters throughout the country. His play, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, is published by Next Stage Press.

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Classic comedic mystery

A classic Hollywood mystery in which a gossip columnist infiltrates a party full of actors, each of whom fears she is ready to reveal their deepest secrets. So the columnist is murdered. Right? Wrong. But then, why would someone kill the starlet and try to kill the studio head? The answer lies in a fascinating but little-known historical conspiracy. Everyone involved will have fun with this one, particularly the cast, the costumer, and the props master–and, most assuredly, the audience.

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