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Moorhead High theater presents witty farce on April 25-28

Who is the Stage Door Slasher? Find out when you see Moorhead High School theater’s spring play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 25-28 in the Moorhead High auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Moorhead High activities office at 218-284-2345 or at the door.

According to director Dawn Gunderson, the play is a wacky farce, an over-the-top comedy with bold characters.

The basic summary of the show is that the creative team responsible for a Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered, assembles at the Westchester estate of Elsa Von Grossenknuten. The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people — all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous “Slasher” reappears, striking again and again.

After a series of dizzying conversations, multiple trips through secret doorways and a labyrinth of hidden passageways, multiple crimes and criminals are revealed. Eventually after much murderous mayhem the Stage Door Slasher is revealed through deciphering a coded notebook.

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