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Death by Design

Death by Design

by: Rob Urbinati

by: Rob Urbinati

Overview

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. 

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Keywords

Love, Marriage, Politics

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

Details

  • Genre: Farce, Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Non-Traditional casting
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Rob Urbinati

Rob Urbinati was a Theatre Consultant for Home Box Office in New York City, and has directed over fifty plays at theatres, colleges and universities across the country. Mr. Urbinati’s first play as a writer, Hazelwood Jr. High, was directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group. A scene from the play is published in Smith ...

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