A thriller about strategy, betrayal, and deception. Adrian, a charming but self-indulgent chess master, enjoys a life of luxury thanks to his marriage to Janice, an older but still sexy and vibrant woman who has made a fortune as the CEO of an exercise empire. The arrival of Amy, a reporter with an agenda of her own, unleashes a whirlwind of deadly schemes that will keep audiences guessing until the final seconds.
"Deliciously scary...an event worth celebrating...[Cahn] establishes himself a master of black comedy involving murder in the great tradition of Wait Until Dark, Deathtrap, and Sleuth ... a tour-de-force achievement ..." - United Press International
"A comedy noir that tells of infidelity and murder, with a healthy dose of humor and requisite multiplying plot twists...[a] witty pulp thriller." - Timeout New York
"Fabulous...a comic thriller with enough plot twists to fill a festival...quick exposition, swift character development, perfect dialogue...a swirling world of money and murder..." - Albany Times-Union
"Marvelous...unqualified suspense with quite droll humor...a delicious blend of verbal structures..." - Schenectady Gazette
"A thoughtful cat-and-mouse game that will keep you interested from beginning to end...revelation after revelation...solid entertainment and good fun..." - Troy Record
"Deadly twists and countertwists..." - The New York Times
World premiere at Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, NY. January 2003. Directed by Steve Fletcher
New York premiere presented by Rachel Reiner Productions at the Clurman Theatre @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Directed by Eric Parness.