The Crowded Kitchen Players troupe loves to ham it up. And from the opening moments of their new production, the topsy turvy period comedy “Design for Murder” you can see that not only is the cast having a great time on stage, but the audience is lapping it up.
This murder mystery is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression in a crumbling Hudson River Valley estate. Its owner Celia Granger, a role originally written for famed diva Tallulah Bankhead, is trying to save her house by marrying off her ne’er-do-well philandering son David to the flighty daughter of a rich southern textile manufacturer. But Celia’s plans go awry, when the heiress flies the coop, and her servants keep on dropping dead.
The rest of review from Sept. 26, 2012 by Myra Yellin Outwater can be found at The Morning Call
Design for Murder is playing at McCoole’s Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main Street, Quakertown, PA, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through October 6th. Tickets are $18, $14, and $10. 610-395-7176