Black Comedy



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Peter Shaffer

Performance Dates

July 29 - August 8, 2004

Creative Team

Stage Direction by............Doreen Dunn

Scenic Design by..............Dan Gray

Costume Design by..........Ruth Boyd

Light Design by.................Rob Johnson

Sound Design by..............Matt Christian


Struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller and his fiance, Carol, are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol's bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger. They hope the two men might purchase some of Brindsley's sculptures. Without permission, they have borrowed the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbor, Harold, to make their own flat more presentable. Just before the guests arrive, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner! Only we, the audience, can see the action that ensues in the dark. As you might expect, the results are chaotic, disastrous “ and very funny, indeed! This Peter Shaffer one-act is often performed as a double-bill with another one-act he wrote, entitled The White Liars.



Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History


OST, Summer Stock, Otterbein Theatre, Musicals

Black Comedy

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