Death in the Dordogne


When a group of Americans embark on a cycling tour through the ravishing Dordogne region of France, they are counting on castles, caves decorated with prehistoric art and gourmet dining—but certainly not murder.  Yet unseen currents have been set in motion a continent away, where a Southern California businessman is convicted of poisoning his wife.  As the cyclists enjoy their final dinner at a grand chateau hotel,  passions erupt between Amarantha, a British archaeologist who guides tourists through the legendary caves, her lover, Hughes, a Parisian who owns the cycling company, and Hallie—an alluring young woman from Los Angeles with a sunny nature and a dark past. 


  • 2017 Master Dramatic Rewriting: Accepted into juried workshop at Lighthouse Writers, Denver, taught by Tisch School's Daniel Goldfarb

  • Rough Draught Playground, April 2016: Staged reading of scene from this psychological murder mystery with Emily Paton Davies as Amarantha, Mark Collins as Hughes, and Maggy Stacy as The Magistrate. Melissa Lucero McCarl directed.

  • Denver Theatre Center’s New Play Summit, Feb. 2015: A scene from the play was selected by DTC playwright-in-residence Matthew Lopez for staged reading followed by playwright interview.