Murder Abbey

Written by Kate Hess
Directed by Andrew Secunda
Produced by Deborah Lawlor and James Bennett
Starring Kate Hess


Jan 12 8 p.m.

Jan 13 & 14 – SOLD OUT

Jan 15 8 p.m.

Jan 22 & 23 8 p.m.

Jan 31 8 p.m.

A solo costume drama parody mixing elements of Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie, and other Masterpiece Theatre favorites written and performed by Upright Citizens Brigade comedian, Kate Hess.

Part of the 2014 Open Stage guest project series


“Funny, silly character performer Kate Hess skewers mannered British period dramas, Downton Abbey among them.” –Time Out New York
“One of the best spoofs of Downton Abbey.” –The Daily Beast
“A cri de coeur on par with Donna Martin graduates!” -Slate
NPR, WhereLA Magazine,, Time Out New York & The New York Times all say Keep Calm and Go See Murder Abbey!

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