The Sound of Murder

March 14 – April 14, 2019

A Play by William Fairchild
Directed by Adrian Cohen
Produced by David Hunt Stafford


Charles Norbury, a successful writer of children’s stories, is popular in his field but not at home, where he is arrogant, calculating, and a cruel tormentor. His wife, starved for love and denied children of her own, turns to another man for affection, and eventually the two of them devise a fool-proof plan to do away with the husband.

Unfortunately, however, a tape recorder has been left on and the writer’s frustrated secretary learns of the plan and uses the information to trap the other man into marriage after he has killed the husband. They go away together and the police believe that the husband drowned accidentally, chasing a prowler. But, some weeks later, there is a surprise in store…


Gabriel Oliva • David Hunt Stafford • Peter Trencher
David Westbay • Roslyn Cohn • Kate Whitney

What critics were saying:

“explodes with the unexpected”
—Elaine Mura for Splash Magazines

“one of Theatre 40’s most well-done shows all-around”
—Karen Salkin for ItsNotAboutMe.TV

“more twists and turns and ups and downs than a roller coaster”
—Ingrid Wilmot for WillCall

Read the full press coverage of the show.