DEATH BY DESIGN
BY: Rob Urbinati
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 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.
DIRECTOR: Suzanne Dunn
Suzanne holds a BFA from Florida Atlantic University where she studied with Zoe Caldwell and Hume Cronyn, and attended Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, obtaining certificates in British Society and 20th Century Literature and Poetry. Suzanne made her professional acting debut in Eleemosynary at the Theatre Club of the Palm Beaches for which she was nominated for a Carbonell Award. Other roles include: Blythe Spirit (Edith), Proof (Catherine), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Mama Drama (Morgan), Chicago (Mona/Go-to-Hell Kitty/undst. Velma), Foxfire (Holly), and The Cover of Life (Weetsie). Suzanne was a founding member of the all-female comedy troupe, Big Purse…and Matching Shoes.
Tuesday September 6, 2016 7:00pm
Wednesday September 7, 2016 7:00pm
No appointment necessary
If unable to make those dates please contact Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org
Please prepare a one minute comedic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script.
BRIDIGIT: the maid. Irish, crabby, warm-hearted.
Age range: 35-55
JACK: the chauffer. Cockney, charming, clever.
Age range: 20-40
EDWARD BENNETT: the Playwright. Urbane, vain.
Age range: 30-45
SOREL BENNETT: the actress. Glamorous, daffy.
Age range: 30-45
WALTER PEARCE; the Politician. Stiff, conservative.
Age range: 30-50
ERIC: the Radical. Emphatic, fiery.
Age range: 20-30
VICTORIA VAN ROTH: the Bohemian. Intense, artistic.
Age range: 18-40
ALICE: the Visitor. Sweet, shy.
Age range: 18-30
If you have any questions please contact Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org