Columbo (Prescription Murder)

by William Link & Richard Levinson

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The TV series was based on this play. A brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife that depends on a bizarre impersonation to create a perfect alibi. Lt. Columbo and the doctor engage in a cat-and-mouse duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. But the mistress is the weak link that leads to a trap, via Columbo, and a surprising climax.

Performed (2009):

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28

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Cast:
Miss Petrie Paula Todd
Dr. Roy Flemming Jim Murray
Claire Flemming Peggy Rieman
Susan Hudson Jennifer Gentry-Saulski
Lieutenant Columbo Mike Cavin
Dave Gordon David Kramer
Delivery Person Jacqueline Salter
Production Staff:
Director Jan Cable
Producer Lois Springnether Keel
Stage Manager Beth Egan DeGuise