Date with Death

TEN MINUTE: Dating is hell. Rather than deal with the awkwardness of turning someone down, Angela prefers murder. However, this time, her baggage does not go unnoticed.

Shortlist Winner: The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award (as part of The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show)

"A darkly humorous take on online dating..." - Daily Business Magazine
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Date with Death

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  • Ky Weeks:
    3 Oct. 2021
    Absolutely delightful. Somehow the grimness of the subject matter only makes the comedy land harder, and the way the characters interact feels so natural despite the situation they're in. I love how the jokes come through in the dialogue, with charmingly awkward lines, well-earned pauses, and increasingly outrageous denials. Brilliant.
  • Adam Richter:
    2 Jun. 2021
    This is the funniest (and possibly darkest) take on modern dating, with many laugh-out-loud moments to go with the high body count. A witty rebuttal of the old saw, "The worst she can do is say no" that proves: There's A LOT worse that she could do. This play would be an absolute delight to see on stage.
  • Scott Mullen:
    26 Feb. 2021
    Despite its subject matter - or maybe because of it - this is a very funny play that keeps the laughs coming all the way to the end :-)

Character Information

  • ANGELA
    20-30’s,
    Female
  • KAREN
    20-30’s,
    Female
  • DAVID
    20-30’s,
    Male

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of South Dakota
    ,
    2021
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Over Our Head Players
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Texas A&M
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Northfield Mount Hermon School
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Iowa State University
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Little Fish Theatre
    ,
    2020
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Sydney
    ,
    2020
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Dubai
    ,
    2020
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Chatham Players
    ,
    2020
  • University
    ,
    University of Central Missouri
    ,
    2020
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Kaiserslautern Military Community Onstage
    ,
    2020
  • Community Theater
    ,
    The Sauk
    ,
    2020
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Britches & Hose Theatre Company
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Rover Dramawerks
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Bendigo Theatre Company
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    The Barn Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Auckland
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Phoenix Tears Productions
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Manila
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Roaring Epiphany Production Company
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
The Actors Studio of Newburyport
,
2019
Winner
,
Shortlist, The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award
,
The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show
,
2019
Winner
,
Ten Minute Comedy Contest
,
Rover Dramawerks
,
2018