Our 28th Season
ACCOMPLICEWritten by Rupert Holmes
Director - Joel Fenster
A comedy thriller that will kill you with laughter! With elements of farce and nods to both Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 “Sleuth” and Ira Levin’s 1978 “Deathtrap,” Rupert Holmes sets up a premise, shows you your assumptions are wrong, and continues to repeat this sequence. Set in a comfortable English country house Accomplice offers four characters, one murder plot, amusing dialogue and lots of twists and turns on its breakneck rush to the surprising conclusion. We can’t say much (or even identify the characters)
without giving the plot twists away. Suffice it to say that it opens with an Englishman coming home, putting up his umbrella
removing his hat and having a gin and tonic with a woman who seems to be his wife. It continues from there, with two couples in varying combinations, sex openly mentioned and covertly engaged in, murder victims that aren’t dead, and plenty of activity around those bottles of gin and brandy.