Here's a stylish and witty suspense play that originally starred Hal Holbrook, Katherine Ross and Barry Bostwick. It combines laughter with thrills and delivers what mystery fans love most—taut suspense with an ingenious plot. Arthur Sinclair is a successful world-famous mentalist in the tradition of Dunninger. His beautiful wife Allison plots his murder for the commonest of all motives—greed. She enlists the aid of a struggling young actor. Her foolproof murder plan cannot possibly misfire as it's too skillfully inventive—or is it? After all, Arthur (as everyone knows) has psychic gifts. But does he? Once the killing scheme is set in motion, the plot begins to twist and turn. Nothing is as it seems. Is mind reading possible? Can the future be foretold? Just when the audience figures out what will happen next, there is an unexpected shock to complicate matters in an amusing and scary fashion. The mystery builds to an exciting climax where Arthur's gifts not only save his life but also create a devilish new puzzle that will keep the audience on the edge of its collective seat. It will take all of your mental powers to solve this wildly clever and entertaining thriller.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code M61000
- Cast Size 8
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 80 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871298508
- "Made for a successful evening. It kept the audience guessing right up until the end. It was a well written thriller that the actors were able to sink their teeth into."
- Review by Peter Pagliaro, Royal Palm Performing Arts Theatre, West Palm Beach, FL
- "One of the most fun productions we have ever done! Twists and surprises keep the audience guessing until the very end. Great roles for both men and women. Audiences raved about much fun it was and how involved they became. Wish we could find more like this one!"
- Review by Ken Cressman, Big Dawg Productions, Wilmington, N.C.
- "What a crowd pleaser! The audience was guessing until the final few seconds. There was even comic relief. This is a winner!"
- Review by Bob Wilson, Zero Clearance Theater Company, Oakridge, Ore.
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