Ho-hum. Another love triangle causes another murder. But in the hands of author Fred Carmichael, All the Better to Kill You With, the age-old story becomes a tale of intrigue and jealousy, an intricate interweaving of truth and deception. The audience sees everything, so the question is not "whodunit," so to speak, but rather will the murderer be found out.
"Gripping entertainment...plays a number of interesting variations on the theme." - Vermont Herald
"The secret of Carmichael's playwriting lies not so much in who done it, but will they be caught. This dexterous interweaving of truth and falsehood produces a tapestry of tension. The carefully planned deception almost works, until truth rears its head and a brilliant structure of cunning topples. This is the fascinating planning, execution, and final failure of a murder plot played openly and fully for the audience from beginning to end. The result is high tension and good dramatic excitement. The play has two streams running simultaneously; the highly emotional probing about a disintegrating marriage, and the highly intellectual game of following concealment and discoveries of premeditated murder." - Bennington Banner
"Meticulous blending of mystery and humor." - Manchester Journal
ALL THE BETTER TO KILL YOU WITH was first presented at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, Vermont by the Caravan Theatre Summer Stock Company on August 24, 1967.