What happens when a deadbeat’s murdered body is discovered by his long-suffering wife and her oldest friend? The women face a dilemma like no other as they deal with the dark underpinnings of their relationship and each woman’s deep suspicion that the other is the killer.
The One Act play DEADBEAT (written and produced by Speed City Sisters in Crime mystery writers) made its debut at the 2018 Indy Fringe Play Festival on August 16, 2018 and was a popular event of the festival, with full seats throughout its six performances, including one sold out night.
The Speed City Chapter made history - becoming the first chapter of the international Sisters in Crime organization to write and produce a theatrical production.
Under the skilled direction of Deborah Asante, founder and Artistic Director of the Asante Children’s Theatre, DEADBEAT made a strong transition from the page to the stage.
Described as a “one act play of murder, malice and mystery” with a touch of humor, audiences experienced a myriad of emotions as the talented cast infuse layers of nuance into their characters. The experienced cast of local actors at the IndyFringe performances included Gabrielle Patterson (Abigail), Alicia Simms (Celeste) and Zach Hyatt (Matt).
-- Text and photos courtesy of SCSiC member Stephen Terrell
Review: Indianapolis Star -- Two women stand over the body of one's husband: The best crime dramas at IndyFringe
by Domenica Bongiovanni | Aug 17, 2018
The writers behind "Deadbeat" were sure of one thing when they sat down to plot out their play: the opening would be two women trying to figure out how to remove a man's dead body.
Review: Indy Fringe -- Deadbeat Doesn’t Miss a Beat
by Randy Clark | Aug 17, 2018
So, what is a mystery? I’m no expert. If you look at the thirty-some reviews I’ve written for IndyFringe you’ll notice mostly comedies. I’m no drama ninja. I’m not even sure the correct genre for this play. Is Deadbeat a murder mystery, crime drama, or suspense noir, (okay I might have made up the last one.) However, I know this. I loved Deadbeat, and you will too.