Death Suite

by  Peter DePietro

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f, 3m or f

Natasha Kutchka, famed Kirov prima ballerina, and Sergei Bolstov, artistic director of the Kirov, are in the United States as part of a Cultural Exchange. Or are they? Secret codes are dropped, mysterious letters passed, and art soon gives way to a plot of international espionage. Detective Hudson H…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f, 3m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Natasha Kutchka, famed Kirov prima ballerina, and Sergei Bolstov, artistic director of the Kirov, are in the United States as part of a Cultural Exchange. Or are they? Secret codes are dropped, mysterious letters passed, and art soon gives way to a plot of international espionage. Detective Hudson Hotchkiss, actor by week and private eye by weekend, finds himself the sole orchestrator of justice when an American musician who is also a spy for the Soviet Union is shot dead. With whimsy and lines borrowed from Broadway shows, he solves the mystery and has the hills alive with sound of music.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 4f, 3m or f
HUDSON HOTCHKISS - actor by day, private eye by night. Possesses Peter Seller's charm and savvy, a bit eccentric, fun-loving. 50-60 years old.
SUZIE SOCKWASHER - employee of the theatre with many responsibilities (box office clerk, usher, cleaning lady). She wears a different wig for each position. A gregarious busybody, outrageous, Southern, African American. Mid-30's.
OSWALD FROMPER - nerd of the Jerry Lewis/Pee Wee Herman sort. Dresses in clothes too small. Henpecked, but basically charming. Mid-30's.
DAISY FROMPER - aggressive, domineering wife of Oswald. Formerly a truck driver, now a Mary Kay cosmetic salesperson. Dresses vintage 60s (beehive and vinyl all the way). Manly, could be mistaken for a transvestite. Mid-40's.
KATHERINE YENDEL - yuppie computer scientist from New York City, recently divorced. Appears straight-laced, but has a hidden wild spirit. Mid-30's.
NATASHA KUTCHKA - a Soviet spy posing as a famed Kirov ballerina, behaves like a cliche prima ballerina. Attractive. 40 years old.
SERGEI BOLSTOV - Soviet spy posing as famed Kirov artistic director. Appears ominous and intimidating. Handsome. 40-50 years old.
STUART YENDEL - unemployed classical pianist, Katherine's ex-husband. Average-looking. 30-40 years old.
HOST - anonymous liason between reality and fantasy.
TWO AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS
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Peter DePietro

Peter DePietro

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