Prescription: Murder


By: William Link & Richard Levinson

Providing the inspiration for the TV series “Columbo”, the theatrical predecessor Prescription: Murder tells the story of a brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress who hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife. The execution of their plan and the creation of their perfect alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation. Lt. Columbo must engage the psychiatrist in a duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. However, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax!

Creative Team

Director: Lynn Barbato King
Assistant Director: Alex Gilbert
Producers: Bella Lupia & Naomi Sorrwar-Randall
Stage Manager: Sara Harrington
Fight Choreographer: Rose Hays
Set Designer: Christopher James Lupia
Lighting Designer: Sarah Anson-Ordon
Sound Designer: Nic MacLane
Costume Designer: Lynn Barbato King
Props Masters: Cole LaVenture & Imy Whyte


Dr. Roy Flemming: Jesse Orton
Claire Flemming: Rose Hays
Susan Hudson: Marion Avila
Lieutenant Columbo: Jim Molloy
Dave Gordon (U/S Roy): Christopher James Lupia
Miss Petrie: Kathy Burke Egloff
Delivery Boy: Jason Obie

CNY Playhouse operates as a separate entity from Atonement Lutheran Church. Any views expressed in this show are solely those of CNY Playhouse. We are grateful for the freedom to operate independently within the property of Atonement Lutheran Church.
Prescription: Murder is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.