Death by Design set to open Feb. 15

  • Sat Feb 9th, 2019 9:15pm
  • Life

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

Cast:

Shannon Kelley…Bridgit

Johnny Berg…Jack

Sean McLaughlin…Edward Bennett

Stacy Worcester…Sorel Bennett

Scott Dow…Walter Pearce

Mason Turnage…Eric

Heather Mueller…Victoria

Naomi Boydston…Alice

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.