Peter Jay Sharp Theater
When a screenwriter becomes entangled in the life of a university professor under investigation for a grisly murder, what begins as self-interest soon gives way to empathy, and a bond between men from seemingly opposite worlds deepens. An eerie, grimly funny whodunit, Spatter Pattern is a brutally honest and touching elegy about survival and the guilt that accompanies it.
Scenic Designer: Mark Wendland
Costume Designer: Miranda Hoffman
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Sound Designer: Jill B.C. DuBoff
Original Music: Michael Friedman
Production Stage Manager: Judith Schoenfeld
Photos of (1) Peter Frechette and Darren Pettie; (2) Deirdre O'Connell and Peter Frechette; (3) Peter Frechette; and (4) Peter Frechette and John Lavelle by Joan Marcus.
Neal Bell's moody new play is a cautionary tale that could soothe any residual guilt over rank unfriendliness, and that proves the wisdom of obliviousness. Michael Greif's immensely stylish production drenches the writing in noirish atmosphere.—Charles Isherwood, New York Times