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By James M. Cain
Adapted for the stage by David Pichette & R. Hamilton WrightMarx Theatre | April 20 - May 18, 2013
Sultry, sexy and spellbinding, Double Indemnity is a treacherous thriller of love and murder. A beguiling seductress and morally bankrupt insurance agent plot to kill the unsuspecting husband who stands in the way of their budding romance. But will they get away with their perfect crime? Double Indemnity is a scintillating new stage version of the novel that inspired one of the most popular noir films of all time.
"Retains some of the novella's tautest passages, providing especially chilling moments in this neat little noir." – Variety
Blake's Take: This stylish thriller goes beyond the famous film to the roots of James M. Cain's original novel. If you like a little noir in your life, this one's for you.
Advisory: Double Indemnity is recommended for ages 13 and up. It's a story about murder and deceit, so it contains some mature themes, sexual innuendo and mild language. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.
Intrigue and Murder
Prologue, Spring 2013
Mystery, lust, intrigue and murder take center stage in the Playhouse in the Park's Double Indemnity, which runs April 20 through May 18.Read More
April 20, 2013, at 8 p.m.; April 21, 2013, at 2 p.m.; April 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; April 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! All preview performance tickets are discounted and only $30 in sections B, C and D. Not valid with other discounts.
April 25, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
May 5, 2013, at 6 p.m.
Featured speaker: Miami University Professor David Schloss will discuss film noir and the genre of noir in writing and film.
Enhance your theatre experience by attending Playhouse Perspectives, our free pre-show lecture series. You don't need a ticket to the performance to attend the discussion. Made possible by a gift from Roderick and Barbara Barr.
Meet the Artists
April 28, 2013, at 2 p.m.; May 1, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; May 12, 2013, at 2 p.m.; May 16, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.