Arthur Bicknell’s infamous 1983 flop Moose Murders will be revived off-Broadway, according to The New York Post. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the mystery farce, which closed on Broadway after one performance, the production will play the Connelly Theatre beginning January 29, 2013 for 14 performances only. The revival will be co-directed by Steven McCasland and Mallory Berlin and will feature a “shamelessly revised” script by Bicknell. McCasland and Berlin will also star as showbiz team Snooks and Howie Keene, respectively.
One of Broadway’s most notorious flops, Moose Murders played 13 previews at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre before opening and closing on February 22, 1983. The plot centers around the series of murders that take place while the Holloway and Keene families are stranded at the Wild Moose Lodge in the Adirondack Mountains.
The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective was founded in 2010 by McCasland as a continuation of his student group at Pace University. The group donates profits from their shows to charitable organizations whose missions match the themes of the play.
Check out a trailer for the revival below!