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Opening Friday, August 23 at 7:30pm

Death by Design
by Rob Urbinati
Directed by Kate Fishman

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present Death by Design by Rob Urbinati, directed by Kate Fishman.  The cast includes Camerin Bennett, Gavin Bressler, Scott Fishman, Sabrina Guilbeault, Cynthia Latham, Tristan McCann, Susan Sullivan, and Harvey Ussach.

Tickets go on sale to MAC members ($18) on Friday, August 2 by phone and at the MAC and will be available online and to non-members ($20) beginning Friday, August 9.

Death by Design by Rob Urbinati is a farcical look at the British Murder Mystery. What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.


Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25

Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, Sept. 1

Thurs, Fri, Sat performances at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm




Auditions – The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort

Monday, August 5, 7-9pm

Wednesday, August 7, 7-9pm

The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort.  Auditions will be held on Monday, August 5, 7-9pm and Wednesday, August 7, 7-9pm at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St. (the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets), in Marion.

Performances will be October 18 – 20 and October 24 – 27, 2019.

The Story:  The Year is 1995.  A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103.  She meets the women of Lockerbie who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.  The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.  The Women of Lockerbie is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.

Director Jennifer Palmer will be casting five females and two males. Actors’ ages should appear the ages represented in the following characters: Madeline Livingston, victim’s mother from New Jersey, age 45-55; Bill Livingston, Madeline’s husband, 45-55; Olive Allison, woman from Lockerbie, 50+; Woman #1, woman from Lockerbie, 25+; Woman #2, woman from Lockerbie, 25+; George Jones, American Government representative, 40+; Hattie, Woman from Lockerbie, works for George Jones, 30-50.  Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script, callbacks TBD.  Rehearsal schedule to be determined once the show is cast.

About the director:  After relocating to Southeastern, MA, Jennifer Palmer has directed over a dozen shows at theatres on the Cape and in New Bedford where she was hired as the first Executive Director of Your Theatre.  Prior to her relocation, Jennifer was The Founder of Yardley Players Theatre Company in Bucks County, PA where she produced its first three seasons and directed Steel Magnolias, the Bucks County area premiere of Love Letters, The Fantasticks, Annie, and The Wizard of Oz (Washington Crossing  Open Air Theatre).  She also was owner and teacher at Drama*Works School of Performing Arts both in Bucks County and on the Cape, encouraging young people to express themselves through the magic of theatre.

For more information, contact Jennifer Palmer at jengpalmer@msn.com or call 508-989-1567.