Described as “probably the most produced Canadian play ever”, this comedic thriller has had countless productions in Canada, the USA and Europe, and been made into a movie, placing the author among the top playwrights working in the mystery thriller genre today. The play is an exciting mixture of suspense and shocks, with just the right amount of comedy added.
The story concerns a young woman, Jan , who is brought to a lonely farmhouse by her husband, Greg, to recover from a nervous breakdown. But frightening things start to happen almost as soon as they arrive.
Then Greg’s sister, Laura, with whom he seems to have an unnaturally close relationship, arrives unexpectedly. Then is also George, the rather strange old farmer who lives nearby, with his tales of murders and ghosts in the neighbourhood.
And then there are the flickering lights, the mysterious heartbeats, the hand at the window, the blood on the floor, the corpse in the hallway... a nightmare, with twist after twist. What happens to fragile Jan as things escalate gives this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.