Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler wrote murder mysteries together... and tested the realism of their novels by trying out their murder methods on each other. Recently estranged, the couple reunites to write one more novel - as long as they don't kill each other in the process!
Acting out the crimes in Paul's apartment, the couple's delightfully fast paced dialogue keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Poisoned food and drinks, alibis and fingerprints, tied-up bodies in a trunk, daggers, guns and even an axe all contribute to the hilarity. Nobody gets hurt, but their egos take some hits as they find that their marriage was mixed up with their work. As they attempt to outdo and surprise each other, they learn that marriage, like murder, is in the details. The final witty complication is a real murder that they, and the audience, will have to solve. Written by Nick Hall, Marriage is Murder stars Gregory Cilmi and Christie Oakes; JoAnn Oakes directs.
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