Fall Play Blended Mystery, Comedy, and Music

This fall, Baldwin High School presented the musical comedy The Murders of 1940 from November 8–10th. The story centers around a string of murders on Broadway by the "Stage Door Slasher." The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous "Slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. The play, written by John Bishop, is fast-paced and full of humor and plot twists. It delighted audiences and was a rousing success!