Autumn 2013 Mainstage: Death by Design

About the Play

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“What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel 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 ingenue, 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.”

— From the publisher

About This Production

November 14–16 and 21–22, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
November 23, 2 p.m. Matinee

E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall, SPU campus

Charlotte Tiencken

Scenery and Costume Designer
Don Yanik

Download the program (PDF)

“A life without theatre is a life not worth living.”
Edward Bennett
Death by Design