Slippery as Sin

Author: David Lee White

Slippery as Sin

Description: Detective Dorrington is the Glenn Beck of 1930’s New York. Trapped with several formerly wealthy Manhattanites in a Long Island mansion during a thunderstorm, Dorrington vows to convince everyone that they are under attack from a sinister communist named Diabolicus and he is willing to go to any lengths to prove he is right.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/26/2015
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males

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Keywords: Action/Adventure · Allegory · Anti-War · Comedy · Crime · Dark Comedy · Dysfunctional Families · Horror · Money · Mostly Male Characters · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Philosophy · Pop Culture · Satire/Parody · Sickness and Mental Illness · Surrealism/Absurdism · Violence

Original Production Information

Slippery as Sin was first presented at the Passage Theatre, Trenton, New Jersey, in 2011, with the following cast and credits:

Madame Beltham: June Ballinger
Detective Dorrington: Greg Wood
Randolph Cleek: Brian Anthony Wilson
Harry Cleek: Justin Jain
Lolly: Joniece Abbot-Pratt
Morrison: Trent Blanton

Directed by Adam Immerwahr