The show takes place in a small vermont village during the 1970's.
Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven, and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister - who is kept in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors.
It works at first, but complication arise when the local handyman develops an affection for mad "Sister Sadie" (really Myra in make-up) and also when some of the neighborhood ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul.
In desperation, Myra announces that her imaginary sister has been sent off to Boston. And now, THE SUSPICION OF MURDER looms over our poor innocent Myra!!
Place: The play takes place in the village Beaver Haven, Vermont
Time: The 1970's
Scene 1: The living room in the small New England village
Scene 2: The same, a few hours later
Scene 3: The same, a couple of months later
*** 20 Minute Serving Intermission ***
Scene 1: The same, next day
Scene 2: The same, an half hour later