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Any Body Home?: A Whodunit Farce

Any Body Home?: A Whodunit Farce
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Carl Ritchie and Elaine Dewsberry
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 103
Pub. Date: 1999
ISBN-10: 0871299623
ISBN-13: 9780871299628

About the Play:

Any Body Home? is a full-length comedy by Carl Ritchie and Elaine Dewsberry. The play deals with the problems of a real estate agent who finds the owner of one of her properties dead on the day of the open house. An exotic neighbour, the home owner's boyfriend, and a competing real estate agent just add to the hilarious twists of the plot.

Any Body Home? is about real estate broker Susan Strathcona who wants to hold an open house, sell a condo, and earn her commission. Frustrating her attempts are the owner's fiancé and male model, Brock Palmerston who is bursting to prove his masculinity; Prudence Woburn the "cougar" next door with her deadly herbs and a scorpion named "Shirley"; the international police agent, Dana Highway, is on the trail of the mysterious "Phantom"; and a rival real estate agent, Warren Danforth, who will don any disguise in his attempts to steal the listing. Oh, yes… And the owner — who is dead and laid out on the sofa! An uproariously funny farce.

Cast: 3 women, 4 men

About the Playwright:

Carl Ritchie is originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick. He attended high school in the Himalayas before graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has acted, written and directed for theatres from Rangoon to Winnipeg. His whodunit farce, Any Body Home, written with Elise Dewsberry, has played in dozens of theatres in North America and as far away as New Zealand. He now lives in Upstate New York.

Elise Dewsberry is currently the Artistic Director of the Academy of New Musical Theatre in North Hollywood, and has been involved in the development of new works as an actor, director, and dramaturge for over 25 years. While living in Toronto, she served as the Associate Dramaturge of the Canadian Stage Company, and was the co-founder of Toronto's ScriptLab. She and Carl Ritchie co-wrote Any Body Home?, which has had multiple productions around the world.