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Dial M for Murder

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

From the Original by Frederick Knott

Directed by Jenn Thompson

The Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Is there such a thing as the perfect murder? Planning one might be possible, but pulling it off… that’s another matter. Having discovered his beautiful — and very wealthy — wife Margot’s infidelity, Tony has plotted his revenge. But the execution of her execution might not go according to design. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Scotland Road, Wait Until Dark) brings an exhilarating new eye to the stylish thriller that inspired a Hitchcock classic.

Dial M for Murder (Hatcher)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Jeffrey Hatcher

Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (Book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Murder By Poe, The Turn of the Screw and The Spy at The Acting Company; Neddy at American Place; and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline.

Other Plays/Theaters: Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Mrs. Mannerly, Murderers, Mercy of a Storm, Smash, Armadale, Korczak’s Children, To Fool the Eye, The Falls, A Piece of the Rope, All the Way with LBJ, The Government Inspector, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and others at The Guthrie, Old Globe, Yale Rep, The Geffen, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Arizona Theater Company, San Jose Rep, The Empty Space, Indiana Rep, Children’s Theater Company, History Theater, Madison Rep, Intiman, Illusion, Denver Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Actors Theater of Louisville, Philadelphia Theater Company, Asolo, City Theater, Studio Arena and dozens more in the U.S. and abroad.

Film/ TV: Stage Beauty, Casanova, The Duchess, and episodes of Columbo. Grants/Awards: NEA, TCG, Lila Wallace Fund, Rosenthal New Play Prize, Frankel Award, Charles MacArthur Fellowship Award, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation and Barrymore Award Best New Play. He is a member and/or alumnus of The Playwrights Center, the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild and New Dramatists.

Frederick Knott

Original Playwright

Frederick Knott
Jenn Thompson

Jenn Thompson (Director) is a NYC-based, Drama Desk-nominated director whose work has been seen in NYC and at theaters across the country including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Denver Center, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, St. Louis Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, CTC, City Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, Hartford TheatreWorks, Theatre Aspen, and Dorset Theatre Festival, among others. Recent productions include the current National Tour of Annie as well as the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Chains, Conflict, and Women Without Men (The Mint Theatre Company), which garnered Lortel and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations for Outstanding Revival as well as five Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Director and Revival. NYC credits include work at Rattlestick, Barrow Group, The York Theatre Company, Abingdon, MCC, NAMT, NYMF, Primary Stages, and FringeNYC, as well as serving as Co-Artistic Director of Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, where her directing credits for the company earned a Drama Desk nomination for her revised revival of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers as well as an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for her production of Beth Henley’s play Abundance. She is married to actor Stephen Kunken. They live in Brooklyn and Connecticut with their daughter, Naomi.