The show is a play within a play. When half of the cast of Murder on the Oriental Rug bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. During the first act you’ll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory, and a hapless costumer who finds herself onstage -- playing a man.
During the "play within a play," you’ll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Apu Ovary, renowned hot flash specialist who's secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth. You’ll get to know the doctor’s clueless wife, his passionate female protégé, the actress’s hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug.
Will the play make it to Broadway? Will the performers remember their lines? Will the Shakespearean actor fit into the maid’s costume? Will the chalk outline come out of the rug? Will the inspector solve the murder? Will another murder occur?
All we know for sure is that before the evening's over, someone will be ruthlessly murdered, someone else will be awarded a prize for correctly guessing the murderer and motive, hecklers will harrass actors, actors will harrass hecklers and everyone will be caught laughing.
Granny's been seeing a hot young gigilo. When he suddenly turns up dead, family scandals and secrets are revealed and all evidence points to one of the Grantham family members as the prime suspect. It seems Granny wasn't the only Grantham woman who enjoyed his company... Join us for a delicious dinner while you help solve the crime and figure out who dunnit!