November 18, 2008 |

‘If It's Monday' now playing on the Slopes

The Veronica's Veil Players will present the comedy, If It's Monday, This Must be Christmas by Pat Cook on November 21, 22, and 23 in the Veronica's Veil Auditorium, 44 Pius Street, South Side Slopes.

 The story is concerned with the fifth play in the Harry Monday trilogy! Okay, Harry never could count. Christmas time rolls around and our down-and-out gumshoe is short of cash as usual.

He's down to walking dogs for a few bucks when Harrigan's department store has its payroll stolen. And who you gonna' call? Loretta Mondello, the store manager, has complete faith in Harry pulling this one off. After all, she's his mother!

Not only is the payroll missing but, crime of all crimes, somebody kidnapped Santa Claus! The store's St. Nick has gone missing along with the money and bonuses. And Harry has only one day, Christmas Eve, to solve the case. As if clues weren't hard enough to find, Lieutenant Brogan shows up, along with his nine-year-old daughter.

And we get a glimpse into Harry's past as he recalls his first case…in the third grade! What can a flatfoot do to stay free of the fuzz and find the felons? Wise cracks and plot twists fly faster than Santa's sleigh in this yuletide whodunit.

Admission to the play which begins at 8 p.m. on November 21, and 22 at 2 p.m. on November 23 will be $12.50. Discounts are available for seniors and students.

For information or reservations call 412-431-5550 or email VVPlayers@aol.com.

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