Bingo Spells Murder

Play #: 8262
Pages: 36 pgs
Cast: 4 m, 3 w

Father O'Sullivan is desperate. But who wouldn't be? The bank is about to foreclose on his church buildings and orphanage. He's got young people struggling with questions of love, developers struggling to turn the house of God into the Condos of God, a gangster struggling with the English language, and a bookkeeper who's just a struggle for everyone. Plus, he's hosting a Bingo night as a last chance to raise enough money to get himself out of this mess. So, what happens when his bookkeeper is killed and the money is stolen? It's time for Father O'Sullivan to "forgive-and-forget" nothing as he struggles to solve the crime. Full of great characters, humor, and rapid-fire dialog, "B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder" has been a favorite of dinner theatre audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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IRIS DRAMATIC SOCIETY 3 Performance(s)
YORK, PA 5/4/2018
J&L PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
TUSCACRORA, PA 3/15/2018
RHODES GROVE CAMP CONFERENCE 3 Performance(s)
CHAMBERSBURG, PA 11/24/2017
J&L PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
TUSCACRORA, PA 10/21/2017
JEFFERSON COMMUNITY THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
JEFFERSON, GA 10/20/2017
ALLSTATE INS 1 Performance(s)
HERMITAGE, PA 9/10/2017
PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
MIDDLETOWN, OH 5/19/2017
OSU BCM 1 Performance(s)
STILLWATER, OK 4/29/2017
TRINITY ST JAMES LUTHERAN CHUR 1 Performance(s)
FAIRGROVE, MI 3/17/2017
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
KINGSLAND, GA 1/28/2017
GETHSEMANE PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
MORRISDALE, PA 1/13/2017
CANADAPLUS CLUB 3 Performance(s)
PANAMA, 00 11/7/2016
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 10/27/2016
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 2 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 7/26/2016
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 7/19/2016
MAD HORSE THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
PORTLAND, ME 6/11/2016
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 4/15/2016
DESERT GOLD RV RESORT 2 Performance(s)
SALOME, AZ 3/17/2016
GRASSROOTS COMM.THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
RUSHMORE, MN 3/3/2016
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 12/12/2015
GEAUGA LYRIC THEATER GUILD 1 Performance(s)
CHARDON, OH 11/14/2015
ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BELMAR, NJ 11/13/2015
MARBURY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DEATSVILLE, AL 10/29/2015
MARZULLOS 1 Performance(s)
NUTLEY, NE 8/15/2015
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 8/15/2015
ST. JOSEPH-ST. PATRICK CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
UTICA, NY 4/18/2015
ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY THEATER 3 Performance(s)
KITTANNING, PA 4/17/2015
IMPACT INITIATIVES 1 Performance(s)
EAST SUSSEX, UK 4/10/2015
RESOUNDING CYMBALS THEATRE GRO 2 Performance(s)
WILLIAMSPORT , PA 3/13/2015
LAKES CLUBHOUSE THEATER 2 Performance(s)
LEESBURG, FL 2/15/2015
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PENDLETON 3 Performance(s)
PENDLETON, SC 2/13/2015
PLEASANT HILL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
RAYMOND, IL 2/13/2015
KIRBYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
KIRBYVILLE, TX 11/18/2014
NEW ULM MEDICAL CENTER 2 Performance(s)
NEW ULM, MN 11/14/2014
FRIENDS OF THE VILLA PARK LIBR 3 Performance(s)
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL 11/7/2014
STARS THEATER ARTS CENTER 2 Performance(s)
FUQUAY-VARINA, NC 11/7/2014
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 11/7/2014
CREAM OF THE CROP THEATER COMP 6 Performance(s)
RANDALL, MN 10/17/2014
AA PRODUCTIONS 2 Performance(s)
MUNCY, PA 5/30/2014
HOPEWELL JR SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WEST CHESTER, OH 5/28/2014
RABLERS REST RESORT 3 Performance(s)
VENICE, FL 3/21/2014
EAGAN THEATER COMPANY 2 Performance(s)
EAGAN, MN 3/13/2014
BIG SKY PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY 10/26/2013
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY 1 Performance(s)
SARATOGA, TX 7/12/2013
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 7/5/2013
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 2 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 6/15/2013
WETUMKA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WETUMKA, OK 3/15/2013
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 2/15/2013
RUTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MACON, GA 11/16/2012
BLESSED HOPE ADVENT CHRISTIAN 4 Performance(s)
OAKLAND, ME 10/26/2012
KARVAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
KARVAL, CO 4/26/2012
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 2 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 3/3/2012
MADISON PERFORMING ARTS 1 Performance(s)
ADRIAN , MI 3/1/2012
PIEDMONT HILLS DRAMA DEPT 1 Performance(s)
SAN JOSE, CA 2/17/2012
GREEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
GREEN RIVER, UT 12/19/2011
GREEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
GREEN RIVER, UT 12/15/2011
TCT 1 Performance(s)
TIPTON, IN 11/12/2011
QUALITY EDUCATION ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 11/10/2011
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 2 Performance(s)
POLAND, ME 10/15/2011
FRIENDS OF LCMP 4 Performance(s)
ELYRIA, OH 5/6/2011
GULFSTREAM HARBOR 1 Performance(s)
ORLANDO, FL 4/30/2011
DALZELL UNITED METHODIST CHURC 1 Performance(s)
SUMTER, SC 4/29/2011
THEATRE GUILD OF N BROOKFIELD 2 Performance(s)
NEW BRAINTREE, MA 3/26/2011
THEATRE GUILD OF N BROOKFIELD 1 Performance(s)
NEW BRAINTREE, MA 3/12/2011
MEYERSDALE MEDI CENTER PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
MEYERSDALE, PA 2/19/2011
TNT PRODUCTIONS 3 Performance(s)
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI 2/12/2011
TNT PRODUCTIONS 2 Performance(s)
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI 2/5/2011
NORTH FRANKLIN THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
MALONE, NY 1/21/2011
NORTH FRANKLIN THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
MALONE, NY 1/21/2011
VINTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MC ARTHUR, OH 11/6/2010
SHAWE MEMORIAL JRSR HIGH SCHO 2 Performance(s)
MADISON, IN 10/15/2010
MT VIEW UMC 1 Performance(s)
DAYTON, TN 9/18/2010
MT VIEW UMC 1 Performance(s)
DAYTON, TN 9/17/2010
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
PORT ORANGE, FL 8/6/2010
DESERT VINEYARD CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
LANCASTER, CA 6/11/2010
JENSEN BEACH HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
JENSEN BEACH, FL 3/24/2010
THEATRE LEAGUE OF CLIFTON 6 Performance(s)
CLIFTON , NJ 2/19/2010
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OKEECHOBEE, FL 2/13/2010
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 12/17/2009
MOOSE JAW COMMUNITY PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
MOOSE JAW, SK 11/20/2009
VILLAGE PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEA 3 Performance(s)
WEBSTER, WI 11/5/2009
TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
GRAYSON, GA 9/12/2009
MOVE OVER BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS 2 Performance(s)
CANFIELD, OH 7/10/2009
MIDDLETOWN LYRIC THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
MIDDLETON, OH 3/26/2009
COUNTY LINE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BRANCH, AR 3/15/2009
LOVES CROSSING COG 1 Performance(s)
TRAFFORD, AL 3/13/2009
THE TROUPE THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
FOLEY, MN 3/9/2009
EARL GREY DRAMA CLUB 1 Performance(s)
EARL GREY, SK 3/7/2009
ROMEO HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BRUCE TWP, MI 2/5/2009
UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS, INC. 1 Performance(s)
HUDSON, NY 1/23/2009
BARN THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
POTERVILLE, CA 1/23/2009
JOHN OS DINNER THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
BROOTEN, MN 1/15/2009
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 11/8/2008
THE BARN THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
PORTERVILLE, CA 10/19/2008
ROUND LAKE PARK DISTRICT 2 Performance(s)
ROUND LAKE, IL 8/22/2008
ALIBI PRODUCTIONS 4 Performance(s)
THOMASVILLE, GA 7/21/2008
BIG SKY PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY 7/13/2008
HOLLISTER PRESBYTERIAN CH 2 Performance(s)
HOLLISTER, CA 5/31/2008
MAUMELLE PLAYERS 4 Performance(s)
MAUMELLE, AR 5/28/2008
BIG SKY PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY 5/3/2008
SOUTH CO. COMMUNITY SERVICES 2 Performance(s)
VICKSBURG, MI 4/18/2008
GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GARDEN CITY, KS 3/28/2008
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 3/15/2008
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
MESA, AZ 3/14/2008
DORAL CLUBHOUSE 1 Performance(s)
CLEARWATER, FL 1/1/2008
MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE 2 Performance(s)
PITTSFIELD, , ME 11/15/2007
DARKE COUNTY CIVIC THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
ANSONIA, OH 11/2/2007
GILLETTE COMMUNITY THEATER 1 Performance(s)
GILLETTE, WY 9/13/2007
FOGGY MOUNTAIN 4 Performance(s)
MONTEAGLE, TN 5/25/2007
WEST MORELAND COM COLLEGE 1 Performance(s)
YOUNGWOOD, PA 5/12/2007
LAKE REGION COMMUNITY THEATRE 4 Performance(s)
STARKE, FL 5/4/2007
LAKE REGION COMMUNITY THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
STARKE, FL 4/28/2007
GILLETTE COMMUNITY THEATER 2 Performance(s)
GILLETTE, WY 4/13/2007
JORDAN VALLEY SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
JORDAN VALLEY, OR 3/30/2007
AMES DINNER THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
ELLSWORTH, WI 2/23/2007
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 1/20/2007
LAKEWOOD THEATER 1 Performance(s)
SKOWHEGAN, ME 1/7/2007
CROSSROAD CHRISTIAN REFORMED C 1 Performance(s)
ESCONDIDO, CA 9/15/2006
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 9/15/2006
CLERMONT INN 3 Performance(s)
BATAVIA, OH 7/21/2006
CLERMONT INN 1 Performance(s)
BATAVIA, OH 7/7/2006
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
SPOKANE, WA 6/3/2006
K & K PRODUCTIONS, INC. 1 Performance(s)
WORCESTER, MA 4/8/2006
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 4/8/2006
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 3/31/2006
FELLOWSHIP PLAYERS 4 Performance(s)
CHELMSFORD, MA 3/15/2006
ACTOR 1 Performance(s)
POTTSVILLE, PA 2/25/2006
REDRUM MYSTERY THEATRE 4 Performance(s)
ATLANTA, GA 2/1/2006
BOLIVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BOLIVAR , MO 12/2/2005
THE BARN THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
PORTERVILLE, CA 9/30/2005
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
PORT ORANGE, FL 9/9/2005
MYSTERY FOR HIRE 1 Performance(s)
POLAND , ME 5/14/2005
LICKING VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWARK, OH 4/1/2005
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
MARION, IA 3/30/2005
RED CARPET COMMUNITY THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
ELK CITY, OK 3/15/2005
WICHITA NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WICHITA, KS 3/15/2005
WICHITA NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WICHITA, KS 3/10/2005
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
MARION, IA 2/14/2005
ROCK THE BOAT THEATER 2 Performance(s)
MARIETTA, GA 1/22/2005
ROCK THE BOAT THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
MARIETTA, GA 1/22/2005
NEW ULM COMMUNITY CENTER 1 Performance(s)
NEW ULM, MN 10/23/2004
LOMPOC CIVIC THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
LOMPOC, CA 9/15/2004
BIG ALS TRAVELING THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
THIEF RIVER FLS, MN 4/28/2004
PILOT ROCK HIGH SCH 2 Performance(s)
PILOT ROCK, OR 4/23/2004
THEATRE GROUP 1 Performance(s)
PASCAGOULA, MS 4/1/2004
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
OVERLAND PARK, KS 3/27/2004

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT ROBERT MATTSON TALKS ABOUT

"B-I-N-G-O SPELLS MURDER"

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I had written my first dinner theater script and had a group interested in producing it. The trouble was that the priest who was donating the hall thought it was a little too risqué. So, in a 10-minute conversation with the producer, I came up with a story about a priest in a church hall and wrote it over the next 11 days. It has become my most produced show.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: I love the screaming match between Joey and Bunny with Claude caught in the middle. The rhythm that gets built is great fun.

 

Q: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?

A: Definitely Joey. I wrote him for a very talented friend of mine and writing malapropisms are always great fun.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: This was my first produced play, so the goal was to write something funny enough to get performed. I still remember sitting with the stage manager waiting for the first laugh from a full house. There are few better feelings.

 

Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?

A: This show is about having fun with your fellow cast members and also the audience. Have fun with it.