SLIPPERY AS SIN

An "old dark house" mystery about our war on facts. It's 1931 and Dorrington, America's most brilliant detective, is trapped on an island with some of the country's most elite socialites. As the evening wears on and backstabbing plots are revealed, Dorrington becomes convinced that the house is under siege by Diabolicus - a master criminal that no one has ever seen, Dorrington realizes...
An "old dark house" mystery about our war on facts. It's 1931 and Dorrington, America's most brilliant detective, is trapped on an island with some of the country's most elite socialites. As the evening wears on and backstabbing plots are revealed, Dorrington becomes convinced that the house is under siege by Diabolicus - a master criminal that no one has ever seen, Dorrington realizes that he must do whatever it takes to convince the others that Diabolicus is responsible - even if he doesn't even exist.
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SLIPPERY AS SIN

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    11 Apr. 2021
    A hilarious and utterly enjoyable thriller as Dorrington must show that Diabolicus is to blame! Well done!
  • June Ballinger:
    11 Aug. 2015
    A political allegory that is hilarious! One step in realism and the other is a slightly fantastical world.
    lends itself well to cross racial casting.
  • E. M. Lewis:
    17 Mar. 2015
    Hilariously funny, but the wonderful dark undercurrents of truth sneak up on you as you go along. Comedy with bite!

Character Information

  • Morrison
    Middle-aged,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    The Butler. Middle-aged. Formal, but grew up working-class.
  • Madame Sarah
    Middle-aged,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Middle-aged matriarch. Speaks with a highly theatrical affectation. Up to something.
  • Lolly
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A young woman. Craves excitement! Danger!
  • Harry Cleek
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Lolly’s paramour and Dorrington’s Boswell. Intelligent, practical.
  • Dorrington
    Middle-aged,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A famous, brilliant private detective. Self-righteous. Voice of Justice. Capable. Resourceful. Intelligent.
  • Cleek
    Middle-aged,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Harry’s father. Runs a munitions plant. Really good man. Okay, not that good.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Passage Theatre, directed by Adam Immerwahr
    ,
    2010

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Passage Theatre, directed by Adam Immerwahr
    ,
    2011