What happens when the world’s worst movie producer, David O. Dimwit, decides to travel to Vansyltrania to produce his next horrible horror movie? A string of mysterious murders plagues the set and baffles the aptly named Chief Inspector Idiot. With the help of some local talent (like a green-faced monster and a hunch-backed laboratory assistant), director Otto von Strongman and his cast manage to triumph over murder, a werewolf and an unwrapped mummy to wrap up the film and solve the mystery. This hilarious send-up of 1930s Hollywood is populated with zany characters from tourist director Ivan Hoo (whose every conversation sounds like an Abbot and Costello routine), to gossip columnist Hedda Gobbler, to screen hero North Dakota Smith. You’ll be laughing all the way to the red carpet with this sure-fire winner!
“Unwrapped was a great play. It allowed my students to explore many over-the-top characters and also introduced them to the zany workings of a film studio. Two thumbs up.”
—Marni Whitehead, Windy Hill Middle School, Claremont, FL