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"Prescription for Murder" at the Magenta Theater

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"Prescription for Murder" at the Magenta Theater

Friday, October 6, 2017 October 6, 2017 Heathman Lodge

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“Prescription for Murder" at the Magenta Theater

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Magenta Theater presents its 60th MainStage production, “Prescription for Murder," by playwright Norman Robbins, with special arrangements by Samuel French, Inc., and directed by Jaynie Roberts, Magenta Theater's Artistic Director.

Bere Knighton (pronounced Berry Nye-tun), a quaint village in northern Devon, is the setting for Dr. Richard Forth’s tumultuous relationship with his oft-ill wife, Barbara, his cloying ex-girlfriend, Julia, and a bevy of local residents. The plot thickens with the arrival of a handsome stranger who claims to have known Richard’s second fiancée – a woman Richard swears does not exist. Barbara’s health worsens, as does that of others around her. Is someone trying to kill Barbara and those who get in the way?

Murder mysteries are as English as a cup of Yorkshire red tea with a Sainsbury’s custard cream biscuit. While that may seem puzzling to some Americans, it should be everyday terminology to those familiar with Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders, and Rosemary and Thyme – all wonderful British television shows. However, “Prescription for Murder” lacks one important element: the detective. Audiences are left to their own devices to try and decipher the clues covertly inserted in the play and solve the mystery.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door (if available). Tickets can be purchased online starting Sept. 9 at:

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Contact Person: Jaynie Roberts

Phone Number: 3606354358

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Website Address: Magenta Theater

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