‘Three Murders and It’s only Monday’ opens Friday

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Dale McCallister is down-on-his-luck private eye Harry Monday tasked with finding the killer in “Three Murders and It’s only Monday,” opening tomorrow at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Photo by Kimberly Cazier

Dale McCallister is down-on-his-luck private eye Harry Monday tasked with finding the killer in “Three Murders and It’s only Monday,” opening tomorrow at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Photo by Kimberly Cazier

“Three Murders and It’s only Monday,” is the play being staged by the Virgin Valley Theatre Group for the month of May.

The play is written by Pat Cook and is a spoof of the whodunit  genre and private eyes. The play is directed by Susan Bennett and John Marler.

The play is set up in one room with five men and four women playing 14 roles, which is dominated by down-on-his-luck private eye Harry Monday played by Dale McCallister.

The plot involves a will and the beneficiaries being killed off one at a time.

Who is doing all the killing? And why in order of the child’s poem “Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief.” It may be the rich man’s actor son or his society daughter or the nurse, the gardener or lawyer?

To find out, you’ll have to attend. Shows are May 2, 3 ,9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee, May 11, at 2 p.m. at the Mesquite Community Theater, 150 N. Yucca St.

Tickets can be purchased at Danielle’s Chocolates & Popcorn, 1155 W. Pioneer Blvd., #102; Klasik Closet, 312 W. Mesquite Blvd., #114; Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, 12 W. Mesquite Blvd., #107; the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, 15 W. Mesquite Blvd.; Miranda Pace at the Sun City Sales Office, 1300 Flat Top Mesa Drive or at the box office.

Tickets cost $12 for adults with special student rates available.

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