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Fit to Kill - Full Length Play, Drama

Fit to Kill

Victor Cahn

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573663970

"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 ..." - UPI
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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The primary setting is the living room of Janice and Adrian's house in Connecticut.

The room is elegantly furnished, and decorated with books and various pieces of fine art. At CENTER is a couch with matching chairs. at RIGHT is a bar, at LEFT a desk an

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

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.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

Adrian, 38

Amy, 30

Janice 45

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Victor Cahn

Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Roses in December; Embraceable Me; Fit to Kill (all published by Samuel French); Dally with the Devil; Getting the Business; Sheepskin/Bottom of the Ninth; and Sherlock Solo (a one-man show that he performs). He has also taken leading roles in plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Coward, Simon, ... view full profile

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