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? More…
It’s 1995 in the Swiss Alps, and the reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith is visited by a genial young man, sent by her New York publisher to convince her to write the final installment of her best-selling Mr. Ripley series.
See it if you enjoy plays about writers—especially mystery writers like Patricia Highsmith—who is a character in this cat & mouse play.
Don't see it if you like a play that starts reasonably well and then takes a quick nosedive. Poor acting and staging also lead to this play's downfall.
See it if You like caustic writer types talking about writing and writers; you have a vested interest in Highsmith or Ripley.
Don't see it if You want a satisfying conclusion. The play works when it's about the real-life characters; not so when it becomes a psychological thriller.