If you are a fan of soap operas or murder mysteries and you enjoy a comedy that makes you laugh out loud, then El Paseo Arts Foundation’s April production of “The Bold, the Young and The Murdered” is a play that you won’t want to miss. The mystery comedy is scheduled for performance onApril 23rd, 24th and 25th at the South Padre Island Convention Center.
Written by Don Zolidis, “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” is a comedy/mystery that pokes fun at soap operas and the actors on TV soaps. It is also both a murder mystery with an ending that will surprise even the best mystery sleuths and a play within a play as the actors interact with one another on camera and off.
The setting of the play is the TV studio where an episode of the long-running soap opera, “The Bold and the Young” is being filmed. The soap’s ratings are in the cellar and its cancellation appears imminent. On top of that, all the cast members are fighting with one another and with the director. The hunky hero has self-esteem issues; its villainous old man is more interested in soup than in the soap; and its heroines are all slightly psychopathic. The executive producer arrives on the set to give the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one good episode overnight the the show and the actors’ careers die. The studio doors are locked from the outside and all phone and email access is cut off. The cast is alone in the studio to work all night. Then, as the cast takes a break between scenes, the director is murdered. Undaunted by this tragedy, the assistant director takes over and filming continues- after all, they must finish the episode or everyone in the cast is out of a job. But as the murders continue to happen and cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like the show is literally being killed off. Will the cast of misfits manage to finish the episode? Will they discover who the murderer is before they all meet an untimely end? As a parody of maudlin soap operas, the entire play can be summed up pithily as “it’s so bad; it’s good – and it’s oh so funny!
Dates: Saturday April 23; Sunday April 24th; Monday April 25th
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm – Light Hors D’oeuvres / Cash Bar
Showtime is 7:30 pm
Place: SPI Convention Centre
Tickets: $25 members * $30 non-members
“The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” provides an evening of laughter and a myriad of memorable lines that you will find yourself quoting and laughing about long after the show is over.