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Manistee Civic Players Present: Agatha Christie Made Me Do It

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Manistee Civic Players Present: Agatha Christie Made Me Do It

Time: November 1, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Ramsdell Theatre
Street: 101 Maple St.
City/Town: Manistee
Website or Map: http://www.manisteecivicplaye…
Phone: 231.723.9948
Event Type: theater
Organized By: Manistee Civic Players
Latest Activity: Aug 5

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Event Description

In this 3-act spoof of murder-mysteries, police officer Hootspah, tired of being a cop, decides that the quickest way to riches and a life of ease is to write a murder-mystery play. Using Agatha Christie’s methods as his model, he starts out.

Despite his ineptness for the task at hand and the fact that his characters sometimes take over, Hootspah manages to put together a play that is both funny and suspenseful. He blithely ignores a number of facts of life and law in developing his plot, but this doesn’t deter him; he’d put it down to "poetic license," if he knew the term.

Hootspah’s play revolves around Monte Brainard, a wealthy young man, who wakes up from two days of "sleeping it off" to discover that he now has two wives and a fiancé, has assaulted his butler and trashed a nightclub. He doesn’t remember any of this, or so he says. Meanwhile, a murder has been committed. Who did it? And why does the corpse keep disappearing - and where?

Show Dates/Times & Tickets: The show is performed at the historic Ramsdell Theater on Oct. 24-25, 31, Nov. 1 at 7:30pm and on Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 at 2pm.

$15 General admission tickets may be purchased by calling MyNorthTickets at 800.836.0717 or by ordering online at or,

Manistee, the Port City, is about 65 miles southwest of Traverse City on US-31.

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