The Death of Emily Webster
The Death of Emily Webster gives new meaning to the term dark comedy. A cross between Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, Lieutenant of Inishmore), and Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy, Why Torture is Wrong and the people who Love Them,) The Death of Emily Webster tells the story of 3 young adults who are thrown into a game of cat and mouse after their self proclaimed influence in a mutual friend's suicide forces them to accept that selfishness and manipulation ultimately lead down a path of blood, death, and destruction.
On the verge of another meaningless year, Madeline, a "queen bee" discovers that she may be partially responsible for the suicide of a friend, Emily Webster. After clandestine visits from two other friends of Emily, Ivy and Eddie, the three manipulative victims of their own guilt team up to take credit for their friend's "life work" guaranteeing them a free ride for the rest of their lives. But when an unexpected visitor from the trio's past arrives, they must learn that the traps we set for others inevitably ensnare us all before discovering just who is the predator, and who is the prey.
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The Death of Emily Webster had it's first workshop in NYC in the fall of 2011
Photos by: Caitlin Spiess