THE GAZEBO

By
Alec Coppel

Directed by
Lil Williams

May 4 & 5, 1962

At the Gilbert Auditorium

A writer of TV whodunits and whyzits, always with an eye toward inventing the almost perfect crime, gets into a spot where he has to commit a real do-it-yourself murder. His wife has become the target of blackmail, so the writer has to silence the so-and-so with a six-shooter and then find a place to hide the body. Having acquired at auction a gazebo for their suburban backyard, the writer and his wife decide to plant the blackmailer in its fresh concrete foundation. Mysteriously, it isn’t long before the body turns up again—in the middle of their living room! Soon the house is crawling with detectives and district attorneys, all looking to point the finger somewhere, thus casting the writer in a role he never expected he’d have to play: the suspect.

Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc.

CAST  
NELL NASH BILLY RUTH WARREN
ELLIOTT NASH HAYWOOD VAUGHAN
HARLOW EDISON CHARLES WARTHEN
MR THORPE JERRY YOUNG
THE DOOK MAC LAMBERT
DRUKER DAN TUCKER
MRS CHANDLER VELMA JO MITCHELL
LOUIE BILL WINBLOOD
JENKINS BOB AITKEN
POTTS JOHN WILLIAMS
DR WYNER CHARLES LOVIG
MATHILDA BETTY PRICKETT
JOE THE BLACK JACK PARIS