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Murder in Play

The English Theater Group HUBBUB in an evening of mystery and murder

On behalf of HUBBUB, the English-language theater group of the Department of English and American Studies, we would like to invite you to this semester's performance of

Murder in Play by Simon Brett
January 28 – February 1, 2010
7.30 PM
Alte Feuerwache Friedrichshain
Marchlewskistraße 6, Berlin-Friedrichshain
(UBahn Weberwiese)

The dress rehearsal of Boris Smolensky’s production, “Murder at Priorswell Manor,” is not going well. The actors are more interested in their egos than the play, the props seem to have a life of their own, and the director’s ideas seem destined to finish off what is left of the production.

Suddenly fiction becomes reality when Boris’s wife, Renee, is murdered on stage. Who is the murderer? Was it Ginette, Boris’s pretty but not exactly clever mistress? Was it Renee’s acting rival and former TV soap star, Christa? Or was it Boris himself?

The hilarious text employs a play-within-a-play device to satirize the relationships in this untalented but entertaining fictional theater company. Numerous clues about the murderer keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.

All performances will be in English. Reservations are recommended!


Dr. Stefana Ehlert
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
phone: 030 2093-2251