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.
Friday & Saturday, February 15-16, 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees, February 17 & 24 and March 3, 2:00 pm
Thursdays*-Saturdays, February 21-23 & February 28-March 2, 7:30 pm

Adults: $23 Student Reserved: $12
Student RUSH at door only: $5
*Thursdays are “Pay What You Can” at the door.
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