PHS Drama Club Presents “The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens”

PARSIPPANY — Join our talented PHS students for The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens, a madcap murder mystery by Billy St. John.

Gathered on a stormy evening at Worthington Manor to celebrate Edward’s fiftieth birthday are his attractive wife, her playboy brother, Edward’s befuddled older sister, his ex-wife and his daughter, a college student. Also present are his shady lawyer and his uptight business manager with his giddy wife and sexy southern secretary as well as the butler, the housekeeper, the maid and the cook. Each has a motive that is barely established when the lights go out! Seconds later they come back on to reveal the knife for the birthday cake protruding from Edward’s back. In Act II, the police detective also played by Walter investigates, eventually allowing the audience to question or accuse suspects before the killer’s identity is revealed in a surprising climax.

Reminiscent of Agatha Christie, The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens is a murder mystery/comedy with audience interaction, great storm effects, spiffy costumes, and lots of other good stuff that asks the question… whodunit?


Myesha Ali
Luke Alleyne
Marissa Cogan
Peter DeMare
Ryan Crooker
Kenny Lee
Sarah Lepre
Maya Lerner
Maddie Otinsky
Abby Sanchez
Julia Sklow
Joseph Tremitiedi
Karmina Wall
Stephanie Wilson

Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5, 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults $10.00, Students and Seniors $8.00.

For more information regarding The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens, please call Parsippany High School at (973)263-7001 or email Ester Musilli, Director, at