Prescription: Murder, a Colombo mystery
by Way Off Broadway Community Players

Apr. 13 - May. 05, 2018

Set in the 1960’s, this stage play is the basis for the popular TV series Columbo. A brilliant psychiatrist, Ray, is having a passionate affair with one of his patients. His wife, Claire, suspects he is having an affair and threatens to divorce him and leave him penniless if she ever catches him. He and his mistress devise a plot to kill her and make it seem like she was killed by an intruder. The execution of their plan and the creation of their perfect alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation, which they pull off beautifully. After Ray returns from vacation and “finds” his wife, he encounters the rumpled Lieutenant Columbo – whose seemingly random bouts of rambling inattention and meandering questioning mask a devilishly skilled investigator, who soon recognizes that the murder of Claire is the work of her husband. Columbo then engages the psychiatrist in a duel of wits as he works diligently to find the proof needed, But, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link which leads to a trap and a surprising climax. Bumbling, meandering -- is the Lt. a flake? or a devilishly skilled investigator Will Columbo put the pieces together? Or will Roy Fleming get away with MURDER?


(photo via HCCT)


The show is directed by Bethany Watkin, assisted by Lisa Doughty.  
The Cast Includes:                                          The Crew includes:
Lt Columbo
Daniel Rice
Bethany Watkin
Mrs Petrie
Barb Jernigan
Asst Director
Lisa Doughty
Dr Roy Fleming
Howard Gentry
Stage Manager
Suzanne Redfield
Clair Fleming
Hanna Haide
Nathan Doughty
Susan Hudson
Summer Stinson
Greg Holmes
Dave Gordon
Jim Dirkes
Stage Crew
Linda Marks, Gretchen Westbrook, Yahva Westbrook, David Marsh, Gio

Prescription: Murder, a Colombo mystery
by William Link, Richard L. Levinson
Way Off Broadway Community Players

April 13 - May 05, 2018
Way Off Broadway Community Players
11880 Hero Way West
Leander, TX, 78641


If you prefer, you may make a reservation by phone by calling 512-259-5878

Opening night is Friday, April 13, 2018, with performances April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 and May 4 and 5 at 8 pm, with our Sunday Matinee, April 22 at 3 pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students (with ID), seniors (60 Plus), Military & First Responders (with ID), and $10 for children (10 and younger).  Tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations are encouraged: call (512) 259-5878 or visit 
We are located at 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg 4, LeanderTX 78641 (behind SmokeyMo’s).  Same place, just new address!

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