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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  • Rachel Feeny-Williams:
    22 Feb. 2022
    Well....that's one way of dealing with relationships. From the moment I read the synopsis I knew I was going to enjoy this play and I was right. Steven creates a brilliant scenario with laugh out loud moments between three wonderfully creative characters. Its no wonder this piece has won the awards it has. Its truly wonderfully funny, despite its dark underlining and if you are looking for a laugh out loud comedy then you won't go far wrong.
  • 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.

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
    ,
    West Texas A&M
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Metropolitan University of Denver
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Florida Southern College
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Millersville University
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    USC Upstate
    ,
    2022
  • 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
  • University
    ,
    University of South Dakota
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Western Connecticut State University
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Stamford University
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    SUNY Cortland
    ,
    2021
  • Community Theater
    ,
    The Sauk
    ,
    2020
  • 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
    ,
    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