Current Production

Title of the Play: The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens

Performance Dates

Spring 2023

Tickets

Tickets will be available here at the end of February.

Location

Theatersaal Campus Irchel
Building Y21 room F 65
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

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About the Play

Great storm effects, spiffy costumes and lots of fun and mystery distinguish this work by the author of Abduction, The Reunion and others. Ever want to commit a murder? Walter, the playwright’s alter ego in this madcap mystery, demonstrates just how to do someone in your imagination, of course! After introducing the audience to tyrannical millionaire Edward Worthington’s relatives, business associates and household staff most of whom have reason to wish the man dead Walter exits, only to reappear in a tuxedo as Worthington. Gathered on a stormy evening at Worthington Manor to celebrate Edward’s fiftieth birthday are his attractive wife, her playboy brother, Edward’s befuddled older sister, his ex-wife and his daughter, a college student. Also present are his shady lawyer and his up-tight business manager with his giddy wife and sexy southern secretary as well as the butler, the housekeeper, the maid and the cook. Each has a motive that is barely established when the lights go out! Seconds later they come back on to reveal the knife for the birthday cake protruding from Edward’s back. In Act II, the police detective also played by Walter investigates, eventually allowing the audience to question or accuse suspects before the killer’s identity is revealed in a surprising climax.

Cast

Walter 1 / Edward Worthington – William Jones
Walter 2 / James McMillan – Guido Marinoni
Allegra – Ayşegül Barlas
Tony Blackwell – Aviv Shavit-Zepeda
Justine Worthington – Naomi Schenkel
Peggy Sue Brumley – Jay Dürig
Beatrice Worthington – Josephine Müller
Roy Phillips – Antony Brogli
Connie Phillips – Wilmari Claasen
Lawrence Tate – Alain Liechti
Debra Worthington – Jana Eberle
Edith – Selina Forrer
Hollister – Gian-Luca Kuoni
Mrs. Vickers – Janine Ochsenbein
Ina – Victoria Buchholz

Crew

Co-Directors – Eliza Eckhart
Alex Schulz
Assistant Directors – Robin Künzler
Maruja Ortega
Producer – Jay Dürig
Assistant Producers – Lara Giannini
Ren Schnüriger
Treasurer – Ladina Mauchle

Head of Stage – Noah Lang
Stage Crew – Larissa Bison
Lara Giannini
Chiara Longhi
Noemi Shavit-Zepeda
Aviv Shavit-Zepeda
Lighting Technician – Holly Werner

Co-Heads of Marketing – Sinja Bucher
Jenny Gasser
Photography – Letícia Peredo
Noemi Shavit-Zepeda
Videography – Emily Rushton
Social Media – Pascale Albrecht
Anne Treinen
Graphic Design – Isabel Schmidt
Merch Design – Linda Lucius
Isabel Schmidt
Website – Lara Giannini

Head of Costumes – Wilmari Claasen
Costume Crew – Jana Eberle
Jenny Eiholzer
Max Korobeynikova
Gian-Luca Kuoni
Veronika Neumann
Noemi Shavit-Zepeda
Holly Werner

Head of Props – Lilith Frey
Props Crew – Varvara Lantukh
Linda Lucius
Holly Werner

Head of Music – Cédric Stüssi
Assistant Head of Music – Nico Wolf
Music Crew – Larissa Bison (Piano)
Keyshav Mor (Bass)
Kathrin Sauder (Violin)
Anne Treinen (Flute / Piccolo)
Nico Wolf (Guitar)
Linus Zwahlen (Saxophone)