Death by Golf

by  Gregg Kreutz

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"A hilarious fast-paced romp!" - Charlie Cox, Danville Advocate-Messenger

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Death by Golf

by  Gregg Kreutz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband, and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa's house--it doesn't take long for Grandpa to realize he has to reschedule his golf game. This lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott (both played by the same actor). Newlywed Ashley's desperate attempt to figure out who is the real murderer is sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by her golf-fanatic grandfather and a mysterious visiting attorney named Muriel.As the suspense mounts and the violence intensifies, Ashley slips into increasing hysteria, Muriel discovers the murderer's evil agenda, and Grandpa, drawing upon an unsuspected hidden reserve of inner strength, fine-tunes his stroke. 
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"A hilarious fast-paced romp!" - Charlie Cox, Danville Advocate-Messenger


Death, Love, Marriage


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: One set represents Grandpa's somewhat dilapidated north Florida bungalow. Golf memorabilia is scattered throughout. A kitchen alcove is in view as well as doors to the outside, a door to the bathroom, and--center stage-- a door to the closet inside which,
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


2m, 2f
GRANDPA – Scrappy old-timer. A good hearted soul who's not as befuddled as he at first appears.
ASHLEY – A little frantic, a little impulsive. She's bright, but life has pushed her around so much that her judgement's questionable.
MURIEL – A serious-minded attorney, not above looking out for number one.
TONY – Subject of a five-state manhunt. Anxious.
PRESCOTT – Articulate, resourceful, charming, homicidal. He's become manically obsessed with hitting it big.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

 The characters Prescott and Tony are both played by the same actors.


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Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz has written three full length plays that are published by Samuel French. They have been and continue to be performed world wide, and one of them - Bottoms Up!-  has been translated into (of all things) Dutch. In addit ...

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