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The Murders in the Rue Morgue


Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s novel about the exploits of C. Auguste Dupin, a clever Paris detective, who solves a horrendous, seemingly unsolvable crime by using clues and deductions. (Poe’s was first detective story ever written, and the basis for the character of Sherlock Holmes.) Preview script.

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By Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by Carmella Gates

Setting: Paris, mid 1800’s

Cast of Characters:

Narrator, friend and colleague of C. Auguste Dupin
C. Auguste Dupin, analyst who often assists the Paris Police as a detective
Police Chief Gaudette, Chief of the Paris Police Dept.
Officer Muset 1, policeman at the murder scene with Dupin
Officer Muset 2, reenacts murder scene
Officer Bercume 1, policeman at the murder scene with Dupin
Officer Bercume 2, reenacts murder scene
Pauline Dubourg, laundress
Pierre Moreau, tobacconist
Helene Moreau, his wife
Henri Duval, neighbor and silversmith
Ludwig Odenheimer, restaurant owner
Interpreter for Odenheimer
Jules Mignaud, banker
Adolphe LeBon, clerk to Mignaud
Wilma Bird, seamstress
Alfonzo Garcia, undertaker
Alberto Montani, confectioner
Paul Dumas, physician
Alexandre Etienne, surgeon
Madame L’Espanaye, woman murdered
Camille L‘Espanaye, daughter of Madam L’Espanaye, also murdered
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