Death by Design
by Rob Urbinati
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 actress wife, Sorel Bennett, 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.
July 12 – 20, 2019
Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors (65+), and active military. Group rates available.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AUDIENCES
DIRECTOR – John Hancock
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Paul Ferguson