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

Recommended by

  • James Hutchison:
    14 Feb. 2020
    Visually funny with some great lines and terrific twists Date With Death by Steven Hayet is a definite crowd-pleaser. I’d love to see a production of this play. The script has plenty of laughs throughout and the character's nonchalant attitude towards death and murder doesn’t seem out of place in the crazy world of dating and trying to find true love.
  • Robert Lynn:
    5 Dec. 2019
    Thank God for comedies. Funny, irreverent, and with a kernel of truth, this is 10-minutes that just lets you laugh and have fun.
  • Carol M. Rice:
    12 Aug. 2019
    This play is hilarious because it's kind of universal. I mean, who HASN'T wished they could kill someone rather than have to go through the awkwardness of rejecting them?

Character Information

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

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Little Fish Theatre
    ,
    2020
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Sydney
    ,
    2020
  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Dubai
    ,
    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