Anatomy of a Murder
by Elihu Winer
Full Length Play, Drama / 17m or f
Defeated for re-election as District Attorney, Paul Biegler isn't looking forward to becoming a defense attorney, but his first case is sensational: a lieutenant is accused of murdering the bartender who allegedly raped his wife.
Defeated for re-election as District Attorney, Paul Biegler isn't looking forward to becoming a defense attorney, but his first case is sensational: a lieutenant is accused of murdering the bartender who allegedly raped his wife. It’s a high-stakes battle of wit and determination, as Biegler uses every device to save the officer's neck.
"Touching on home truths about justice and the law […] most audiences […] may overpraise it because it reminds them of older, better movies. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see a modern version of […] (a much sturdier small-town courtroom drama) Anatomy of a Murder?" - Time Magazine
"Anatomy of a Murder […] a riveting thriller." - What’s On Stage
"The production is gripping […] characters hurl witty insults at each other during the court case scenes […] performance ends brilliantly." - The Stage
"Elihu Winer’s explosive courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder […] Based on the bestseller turned into the critically acclaimed film starring James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, and Lee Remick." - Broadwayworld.com/UK
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by Stephen Winer
May 21, 2012
KeywordsCourtroom Drama - Law
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1950s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The recent past.
- Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting17m or f
LT. FREDERIC MANION
DR. HOMER RASCHID
DET. SGT. JULIAN DURGO
DR. W. HARCOURT GREGORY
DR. MATTHEW SMITH
(EXTRAS, JURY MEMBERS)
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
Doubling parts can reduce cast size from 17 to 9.