Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Death Of A Doornail" back in St Louis March 20 & 21st

DEATH OF A DOORNAIL has been playing around the country quite a bit in the last few months. It played in February in Mansfield Ohio at the Ohio State Reformatory - which was seen on Ghost Hunters and also the prison used in The Shawshank Redemption ,  Doornail also just finished up this last weekend at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield Illinois,

And now it makes it way back to St. Louis were it was originally staged back in the late 90's by Affton Centerstage. This new production is directed by Michelle Zielinski

Here's the plot:

Eccentric Millionaire Albert Doornale has invited all of his close friends to his estate including ex-wife Abigail, fiancĂ©’ Candy and childhood friend Salvatore. Everyone arrives at the estate greeted by his grumpy butler and cook, but Albert is not there. His spoiled daughter and nerdy nephew know only that blood has been discovered in an upstairs bathroom. Was Albert killed and carried away? Inspector Bukowski arrives to investigate…….


Presented at the ROYALE ORLEANS
2801 Telegraph Road
Friday March 20, 2015 at 7:00pm evening
Saturday March 21 2015 at 1:00pm matinee
Saturday March 21 2015 7:00pm evening
Doors open half hour before show

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Springfield Theatre Centre channels 'Zany' with "Death of a Door Nail,

Elaine Spencer in the State Journal-Register of Springfield, Illinois wrote a very nice piece about and STC's upcoming production of my play "Death Of A Doornail"  (for any murder mystery novel fans out there - they may get the reference or nod to crime writer M.C. Beaton and her Hamish Macbeth series which all have a title "Death of a.... " in the title. Such as "Death of a Gossip", "Death of a Cad" etc.. and NOT as some people have inquired - an Arthur Miller - Willy Loman reference. )

Anyway to quote:
"It's no mystery why Springfield Theatre Centre booked "Death of a Door Nail," an interactive murder mystery dinner theater production, for its annual fundraiser show that opens Friday.
STC seems to have found a winning formula like that of the authors and filmmakers parodied in the show -- colorful characters, plenty of clues and complications, and (maybe) a corpse, with the audience trying to guess who, if anyone, done it.
Written by Lee Mueller, "Death of a Door Nail" opens with the close friends and relatives of eccentric millionaire Albert Doornaile gathering at his lavish estate. The guests do not know why they have been invited, and when they arrive, their host is nowhere to be found. When bloodstains are discovered in the bathroom, suspicions of foul play arise and the sleuthing begins."

Read the full article HERE 

Details of the Doornail:
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 20-21; 1 p.m. Sunday and March 22
Where: Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre III, 420 S. Sixth St. 
Tickets: $30 for dinner and show
Information:  hcfta.org

Friday, March 06, 2015

"Last Call At Chez Mort" selling out Kirby-Hill House in Kountze Texas

Received this press release from my friends down in Kountze Texas who are producing my recently penned comedy murder mystery  "Last Call At Chez Mort"  
Chez Mort is a Jazz style Night Club and it's Last Call takes place in the 1940's. The plot is ripe with guys and dolls, mugs and dames, sirens and songs.  More can be read here
Kirby-Hill House has a rich history dating back to 1902 when it was built and in 1992, underwent renovations to restore the grand home.  Murder Mystery Dinners are one method the local group utilize to raise funds for restoration purposes. Theatre with a purpose! Amen to that. 
Here are the details from the Kirby-Hill House: 
"Looking to add a little mystery to your life? Want knee-slapping entertainment, elegance, and style? Throw in a little vintage, some fashion, a truly mouth-watering menu and, yes, murder.  The Kirby-Hill House Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is is in its 27th season now and shows for the newest production are selling out.
This year, the production is “Last Call At Chez Mort” by Lee Mueller
Opening night was a sell-out, and tickets continue to sell fast for the second weekend nights this weekend on Friday and Saturday March 6-7, and on March 13-14.
For more information or tickets, call 409-246-8000, or log on to its Facebook page 
Kirby-Hill House is located at 210 W. Main in Kountze Texas

Want to Read the play? Click here for details - Last Call At Chez Mort Book 

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Endless Mountain Theatre Company presents "Death Near Dead Man's Holler"

The western-themed comedy murder mystery “Death Death Near Dead man’s Holler” will be presented at three separate locations across Susquehanna County. So pick out a date or location convenient and join us for a night of laughs, mystery, food and drink!
Written by Lee Mueller, the story takes place in the small town of Meridosa near Dead Man’s Holler, where nothing ever happens, nothing until now. A notorious outlaw Sergio Van Cleef is being kept in the jail for the night until Marshall Tucker can transport him to the train station to catch the 3:10 to Yuma. Mrs Peacock, president of the Ladies Ethics Guild is none too happy about the arrangement, nor is she happy that the new Saloon “entertainer”, Sadie Mae Harlow has not been run out of town. But while Sheriff John Ford keeps watch, the prisoner ends up dead in his cell. No one was around at the time or had access to the the prisoner. With the help of Parson Graham and Doc Watson, the Sheriff must try to solve this case, if only for his own satisfaction.
All shows cost $27 and include dinner and show. Reservations are required for all shows. Seating is limited, so make your reservations today! For details click link below