Polly Pepper, the mythical megastar of television's golden age, is eventually again within the leisure headlines. She's landed the identify function in a brand new creation of the musical Mame, and notwithstanding it really is off-off-off-off Broadway (Glendale, California, actually), Polly's financial institution account--and her ego--need the task. And if all is going good, the express simply may well visit long island! there is one minor detour, even though: at the moment day of rehearsals, wunderkind director Karen Richards turns up lifeless.
Of direction Polly's nostril for information must recognize, and notwithstanding Karen used to be good cherished, it sort of feels a few last-minute casting adjustments from creative director/megalomaniac Gerold Goss did her in. unfortunately, Polly's Suspect number one is her new buddy and co-star Sharon Fletcher, who additionally performs a deliciously sultry undesirable lady at the renowned sunlight hours cleaning soap "It's by no means reasonable Weather." Sharon was once the final individual noticeable with the deceased director...and her Emmy fits the dent in Karen's head.
But as Gerold takes over the director's chair, Polly unearths her cast-member-suspect-list attaining epic proportions. may well or not it's Charlotte Bunch, who Karen courteously corrected till she bought her Irish brogue correct? we all know actresses will be very sensitive. Or Gerold's sweetly blameless female friend magazine Ryan, who drunkenly finds that she would not enable whatever stand within the means of her touchdown a component within the in all probability Broadway-bound musical? or perhaps even Karen's younger assistant Jamie, who Polly discovers was once promised a job within the play...after Karen's premature loss of life?
The extra Polly sniffs, the surer she is that Sharon did not haul off and bash Karen along with her Emmy. however the facts is mounting, and it will take all of Polly's wits--and a few aid again at Pepper Plantation from her ever-dependable son Tim, and their eternally wisecracking maid Placenta--to store the jailed cleaning soap famous person from a homicide rap...and a starring function in a real-life drama tentatively entitled Framed!