Death By Design

Death By Design


April 13, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Coaster Theatre Playhouse
108 North Hemlock Street , Cannon Beach, OR, 97110

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Written by Rob Urbinati

DATES: March 15-April 13, 2024
TIME: Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 show starts at 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $30 and $25. Tickets available online at, at the theatre box office or by calling 503-436-1242.
PAY WHAT YOU WILL DATE: Thursday, April 4 (more info at
DIRECTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT Q & A: Sunday, March 24 following the 3:00 p.m. matinee

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? DEATH BY DESIGN is set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a hilarious, 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 ingénue, 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.