directed by Matthew Kreiner
'Dead Lawyers' makes its New York debut this October with Endtimes Productions. Playwright George Larkin elevates the "whodunit spoof to new levels of hilarity" (LA Weekly), embroidering with skeins of black comedy and farce to render this classic motif in the present day. Two lawyers and a social worker arrive in succession at a Hamptons timeshare to discover a corpse on the couch and nearby effects suggesting suicide. Yet when the power goes out, a fallen tree barricades the driveway, and not one but two men arrive to claim identity as the betrothed of the deceased, the situation not only goes south but proceeds right off the compass. Under the direction of Matthew Kreiner, this character driven ensemble piece laden with duplicity is sure to be a favorite this fall.
10/10/2008 at 10:00pm