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To Die For

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 1m

Best-selling historical romance writer Carla Woods lives in a Gothic mansion and enjoys playing dangerous mind games with her secretaries. One dark and stormy night, a mysterious, dark, and handsome man shows up at her door.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 1m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

Best-selling historical romance writer Carla Woods lives in a Gothic mansion and enjoys playing dangerous mind games with her secretaries. One dark and stormy night, a mysterious, dark, and handsome man shows up at her door. Could this simply be payback from a disgruntled employee, or could it be…love’s destiny? A twisting, turning comedy-thriller, similar in style to Deathtrap and Sleuth, but with two very intelligent and charismatic female combatants – and one devastatingly handsome man.

Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
CARLA WOODS 
GRACE HUNTER 
EDWARD
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A large mansion
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots

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REVIEWS 

"To Die For is [...] a brilliant mystery about a romantic novelist who thrives on literally scaring her secretaries to death." - Gravenhurst Examiner 

"More twists in the plot than in a game of snakes and ladders." - The Kingston-Whig Standard 

"Harlequin meets Frankenstein: romance and creepiness mix in To Die For!" - The Richmond Review


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Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith has enjoyed a successful 35-year career in professional theatre as a performer, choreographer, director and playwright. She worked at almost every theatre in Canada between Charlottetown and Victoria, including the Shaw Festival and the Canadian Opera Company, ...
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