A Shot In The Dark
By Marcel Achard
Adapted by Harry Kurnitz
January 26 - February 18, 2018
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On Broadway, Julie Harris played the good hearted and guileless child of nature who is hauled before the magistrate
on a charge of murder, having been found unconscious, nude, and clutching a gun, with her lover dead beside her.
What is most shocking to the magistrate is the complete frankness with which she describes her life as a parlor maid
and her affairs with both the dead chauffeur and her aristocratic employer. She is so ingenious that the magistrate,
at the risk of his juridical neck, decides that she could not have committed the murder. The investigation expands
to include both the aristocratic employer, who cannot answer yes or no in less than a paragraph and whose own
polysyllables make him yawn, and his wife who descended in direct line from Attilla the Hun and looks it. She has
been having an affair with her husband's best friend. The magistrate finds the right culprit and the open hearted
little parlor maid offers herself to him as a present.
"A bubbling, saucy comedy... A light, tasty souffle." - The New York Times "Naughtiness has rarely been so belligerently
honest." - The New York Herald Tribune