Described as the Off-Broadway equivalent of Deathtrap, this deft and diabolically clever thriller mingles laughter and chills as it skillfully unwinds its twisted tale of murder and mayhem in the glittering world of the theatre. Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a “classic whodunit” (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by petty jealousies and romantic rivalries. In an effort to spur them on, Mr. Lefcourt “stages” the murder of one of the actresses, after which the plot begins to twist and turn with such dazzling ingenuity--and hilarity--that soon actors and audience alike have lost track of what is real and what is make-believe--until a surprise ending sets matters straight in a most bizarre and ironic way.
Carolyn A. Berry
City Mill Co., Ltd.
Indru & Gulab Watumull
A Play By
Walter Marks And
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