In "Fire Burn and Cauldren Bubble," the first night of a Shakespearean production is interrupted by a murder in the box seats.
As the episode opens, three actresses watch from behind the stage curtain as the opening night audience enters the theatre. Then, one of them spots Marcia Blair, a once-famous actress, in the box seats. She explains how Marcia Blair had been their director's leading lady, and that, after great success, she retired from the stage. Her glamour was tarnished slightly by her disappointing first husband, but after he died, she married her second husband, Howard White. He had always been devoted to her, and according to the newspaper, tonight was their one year anniversary.
Although their union appears idyllic, the truth is Marcia and Howard are worried. Lately, she has been receiving letters from her first husband! She is scared that he is still alive, but Howard tells her not to worry. Someone is playing a joke. He then leaves her at the theatre to enjoy the show while he attends to his business. How could anything happen to her in a theatre in full view of 3,000 people ?
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