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Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Bernard Slade
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 2011
ISBN-10: 057369009X
ISBN-13: 9780573690099
Cast Size: 3 women, 3 men

About the Play:

Fatal Attraction is a full-length mystery thriller by Bernard Slade. While at her beach house sorting out her divorce, movie star Blair Griffin spots a paparazzo who has been stalking her. She takes a bold step to shake him loose, setting in motion a series of shocking and terrifying events. The unconventional Lieutenant Braden delves into sinister motivations to unravel the plots within plots in this thrill-a-minute action mystery.

Fatal Attraction takes place in the beach house of Blair Griffen, movie star. Blair is getting divorced, and her artist husband Morgan is coming to pick up his paintings. Morgan is about to marry another woman and they have custody of Blair's and his children. Tension rises between the two in the ensuing arguments, when Blair suddenly sees Tony Lombardi, a  papparazzo obsessed with her, looking through the window at them. Lombardi, who has been following Blair for 15 years, kills Morgan; only to be murdered, in turn, by Blair. Turns out, it is all a plot on the part of Blair and her lesbian lover to generate a resurgence of interest in Blair's career via all the publicity surrounding the murders. The plotters have not counted, though, on dealing with Lieutenant Gus Braden.

Fatal Attraction premiered in 1984 at the St. Lawrence Centre Theatre in Toronto, reached London's Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1985. The play has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops and is regularly performed in regional repertory, college, and community theatre productions.

Cast: 3 women, 3 men

About the Author:

Bernard Slade is a Canadian playwright and screenwriter who is best known as a long-time Hollywood TV-sitcom writer. He began his career as an actor performing in regional theatres around Toronto and on camera for the CBC. He moved to Hollywood in the mid-1960s, and was soon writing episodes of such classics-to-be as Bewitched. Credited as creator, writer, story editor and producer of eight series, including The Flying Nun and The Partridge Family, he was considered one of the true heavyweights in Hollywood. By the mid-1970s, he turned his comedic genius to the stage writing more than a dozen plays, including three Broadway hit shows like his phenomenally successful Same Time Next Year, Tribute and Romantic Comedy, which were all turned into Hollywood features.