Fall 2016 Book of Murder

The Book of Murder by Ron Cowen

Directed by Bill Harrison and Ina Mayer

Produced by Mary Glascock

November 9th & 10th 2016

THE STORY: Henry T. Aythecliff, a much married and once successful writer, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, his plan being to extort a sizable amount of money from each of them. He has a secret meeting with each in turn, and when he is discovered murdered, the clues indicate that each of his wives (including his present one) could have done the deed—and had a strong motive to do so. Patiently and resourcefully, the young detective assigned to the case sifts through the ingeniously devised evidence—until, in a surprise ending, the truth is finally revealed, and the guilty party is apprehended.
A clever and suspenseful play, in which the victim plots his
own murder—and inadvertently reveals his killer’s identity in so doing.




  •  Henry – Walt Meyer
  •  Anne –  Dot Schuetze
  •  Jane – Valerie Bowman
  •  Catherine – Ginny McCardle
  •  Charlie – Bob Bowman
  •  Mary – Georgiana Ide

Production Crew:

  • Stage Manager – Sandy Thompson
  • Asst. Stage Manager – Jane Becker
  • Set Design- Ted Day
  • Set Construction – Ted Day, Don Jewel, Chuck Breder, Bob Bowman
  • Sound and Lighting – John Bisaga, Nick Ide, Larry Jackson
  • Sound and Lighting Assistants – Nancy Mahevich, Jan Rathbun
  • Photograph and Poster – Lynn McIntosh
  • Make-Up – Sandy Iasiello, Margaret Gorzka, Joey Wagner
  • Publicity – Joyce Mancini
  • Readers/Prompters – Jim Burwell, Helen Esposito, Ruth Cope, Marlene Griffenhagen, Nancy Mahevich, Tina Mullins, Gene Schmiel, Kathryn Schmiel, Tom Taggert
  • Tickets – Denny Cumber
  • Greeters – Kathy Carrico, Gayle Chisholm, Faye Green,  Joyce Mancini, Joan Patton, Emily Russell, Janet Taggart, Joan Turner