Set in a New York police department where police are baffled by the identity of a serial killer, the show has a cast of six, one of whom is revealed at the end to be the man – or woman – they have been looking for. Suspenseful, fast-paced and edgy, the show will keep an audience guessing right up to the final showdown.
The Zahsman Murders is part of the ‘Sparklight Play Development Series’, created by Arclight to nurture and develop new Bay Area voices in the theatre. Sparklight provides emerging playwrights with the opportunity to refine their scripts through initial readings, feedback from the actors, directors and designers, and through post-show discussions with the audience, which can often lead to lively and invaluable dialogues.
The show will be staged at WORKS/San Jose as part of a community partnership with Arclight. This deliberately intimate gallery setting will place the audience in the world of the play, where they will preside like members of a jury while motives and evidence are presented to them, clues are examined, and the murderer is finally exposed. Multimedia elements will be used in lieu of exposition to acquaint the audience with the history of the Zahsman murders and engage them directly in the shadowy world inhabited by the serial killer.
January 14th – 29th, 2011
Thursdays – Saturdays 8pm
WORKS/San Jose Art & Performing Art Center
451 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 in downtown San Jose
$25 general / $15 students & seniors (65+)