Submitted by San Juan Community Theatre
What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie?
Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time.
Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.
Play by Rob Urbinati and Directed by Joy Van Camp
Sean McLaughlin…Edward Bennett
Stacy Worcester…Sorel Bennett
Scott Dow…Walter Pearce
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3, 2 p.m.
Thursdays*-Saturdays, Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2 7:30 p.m.
Adults: $23 Student Reserved: $12
Student RUSH at door only: $5
*Thursdays are “Pay What You Can” at the door.