Death By Design
By Rob Urbinati
October 18 - November 10, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
NOTE: No performance 10/26/19.
Sundays 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 @ 4:00 p.m.
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.