Its 1995 in the Swiss Alps and the ailing reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith is visited by a genial young man from her New York publisher, sent to convince her to write the final instalment of her best-selling Mr Ripley series. What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles, soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And who will make it out of Switzerland alive? A chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander, with Murray-Smiths signature lucid-lettered prose. (3 acts, 1 male, 1 female).
Joanna Murray-Smith is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist based in Melbourne. Her plays, including: Atlanta, Flame, Honour, Bombshells, Love Child, Nightfall, Rapture and Redemption, have been produced around the world. Honour has been produced in over two dozen countries, including productions on Broadway and at the National Theatre in London and most recently in the West End. She has published three novels and has written extensively for television, fiction: anthologies, journals and radio.