September 21–November 10
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
by RUPERT HOLMES
directed by STEPHEN ROTHMAN
featuring ELIZABETH ASPENLIEDER, JASON ASPREY, and JOSH AARON MCCABE
Well, we could divulge the plot of this complex and laugh-out-loud thriller but then we might have to kill you. Suffice it to say, Accomplice, which won the prestigious Edgar Award (the ‘Oscar’ of Crime) and the Dramalogue Award for Best Play, begins like many conventional English thrillers. It is set in a lovely country house where a wife and her lover plan to murder her stuffy husband. Conventional, yes? Well buckle up, because Accomplice has enough plot twists, character twists and compromising situations to spin the British comic-thriller genre on its ear. Director Stephen Rothman (Parasite Drag 2012, Leap Year this season) has lured back his partners in crime from last summer’s dark comedy, Parasite Drag to literally take a stab at this intricately hilarious and deceptive comedy-thriller.
A prolific author, singer-song writer, musician and playwright, Holmes’ script crackles with witty references to well-known thrillers including, The Mouse Trap and Death Trap, soap operas and even dance instructor Arthur Murray. It’s guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end!
Adult language and situations.