Auditions Sunday, March 24, 6:30 -8:30 pm Monday, March 25, 6:30-8:30pm UA Local 131 Union Hall 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106 978-414-5628
EAT DRINK AND BE MURDERED an audience interactive dinner theatre production.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Friday & Saturday, May 17&18:Concord or Manchester- venue TBD
Friday & Saturday, May 31&June 1: Concord or Manchester- venue TBD
Saturday, June 8: Tueplo Music Hall, Derry, NH(Possible additional show dates depending on availability of cast)
STORY TIME: The present PLACE: The play takes place in the private dining room of a restaurant where the McFadden and O’Riely families are celebrating Grandma Rose’s 80th birthday.
Grandma Rose O’Riley McFadden: Matriarch of filthy rich McFadden family
Conor McFadden: Rose’s son; manager of family business, Wild Irish Rose Distillery
Kathleen McFadden: Connor’s wife
Father Mike O’Riley: Local parish priest and Rose’s nephew
Seamus O’Riley: Foreman at Wild Irish Rose Distillery (his name is pronounced “Shay-mus)
Hannah O’Riley: Rose’s old-maid sister
Nurse Kelly: Rose’s private nurse
Janet From Another Planet: Wacky DJ
SYNOPSIS: Grandma Rose O'Riley McFadden took the O'Riley recipe for homemade whiskey, handed down to her by her father, and gave it to her husband, Finian McFadden. He built a distillery, and now Wild Irish Rose Whiskey is one of the top selling brands in the world. The McFaddens are filthy rich because of the O'Riley family recipe. To make things even worse between the two families, many of the O'Rileys have to work for the McFaddens at the distillery because there's no other employment in the area. Finian and Rose have one child, Conor. When Finian died, Conor took over running the distillery--but not with absolute control. When Rose gave away the O'Riley family recipe, she purposely left out one ingredient as an "insurance policy." To this day, only she knows what that ingredient is. For years, she's gone in and added the ingredient to each mix. Rose always knew the family recipe was a worth a fortune; she also suspected that Finian married her for the recipe. She married him because his family had the money to start the distillery, and she hoped she could eventually convince him to include the O'Rileys. Finian turned out to be a real bastard. He hated the O'Rileys, treated them like dirt, and gave them the lowest jobs at the distillery. Rose never divulged the secret ingredient and held out hope that when Conor grew up, he'd take over the business and include the O'Rileys. Unfortunately, Conor turned out to be a chip off the old McFadden block, a real O'Riley hater.
Now, Rose's health and mind appear to be failing, and both families are worried. If she dies before revealing the secret ingredient, it's curtains for Wild Irish Rose Whiskey and the McFadden empire.
The McFaddens need the secret to stay in business.The O'Rileys want the secret to begin producing what they feel is rightfully theirs. Family members on both sides have their own reasons for getting their hands on that secret ingredient. To make matters worse, today is Rose's 80th birthday, and both families have been forced to gather under one roof to honor her. It's a family reunion in the middle of a family feud.