Keys, The

Play #: 2265
Pages: 23 pgs
Cast: 4 m, 2 w
Adapted by Burton Bumgarner from the tale by W.W. Jacobs. A wife demands that her husband leave the house unless he can get help for his gambling problem. He murders her with a paring knife and tries to hide her body from the maid. While he's still frantically searching for his wife's car keys to dump her body, a burglar breaks into the house. Thinking fast, the husband tries to cover up the murder by framing the burglar. The husband calls the police and while waiting for them, scuffles in the darkness with the burglar and plants the knife on him. But things are not as they seem, especially when the lost keys are found in the ironic ending. (This one-act is excerpted from the full-length play, "All Hallows' Eve.")
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OSCAR SMITH HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CHESAPEAKE, VA 5/3/2018
FENWICK H.S. BLACKFRIARS GUILD 3 Performance(s)
OAK PARK, IL 11/7/2014
REITZ MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EVANSVILLE, IN 11/16/2012
B.T. WASHINGTON H.S. 2 Performance(s)
PENSACOLA, FL 9/23/2011
KELLAM HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 4/15/2010
WHITE KNOLL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LEXINGTON, SC 11/15/2007
SIERRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAS VEGAS, NV 11/19/2005
COFFEEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
COFFEEVILLE, MS 11/15/2005

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