Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play -
The sitting room of the Brent home in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, an out-of-the-way, wealthy community. Present day.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
This cat and mouse thriller is one of Off Broadway's longest running hits. Margaret Thorne Brent, psychiatrist and author, has returned to America with her husband, also a psychiatrist, and settled in an affluent Connecticut community where at least one bizarre murder has taken place. Inspector James Ascher, the local cop, becomes obsessed with Margaret, her patients and their sitting room, where he believes the solution to the murder lies.
"Sends electric thrills up the spine!" - The New York Times
"Shows a fine hand at creating suspense. The psychological curve balls... whiz by." - New York Daily News "If Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, and Agatha Christie ever sat around a bar one night and said "Let's write a murder mystery,' they might have come up with Perfect Crime." - United Press International
"Keeps you right there on the edge of your seat with a delightful blend of suspense, sexuality, and intellectual teasing." - Texas Triangle
Perfect Crime was first presented at The Courtyard Playhouse in New York City on April 17, 1987. It was directed by Jeffrey Hyatt.