'Accomplice' coming to Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre

Going over notes for the upcoming production of

Going over notes for the upcoming production of "Accomplice" at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford are Ann Alford, assistant director and director Joel Fenster, standing, along with cast members Bill Warncke, left, Rob Hunt, Patricia White and Carol Shwidock.

Lou Ursone / Contributed Photo

Two English couples plot the murders of various spouses at a country estate and then debate theatrical matters in “Accomplice,” a spoof-thriller by Rupert Holmes that comes to Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, beginning November 1.

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s “Edgar” award, the story begins in Dartmoor, England, at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both adultery and murder are in the air. Like earlier Broadway thrillers, “Accomplice” is never what it seems to be, but also adds humor.

“Accomplice” is one of those shows I’ve wanted to do for quite a while,” Lou Ursone, Curtain Call executive director and producer for the show, said in a news release. “And I’m thrilled to have Joel Fenster directing it ... a director who has a great passion for the piece.”

The show contains adult themes and female nudity, so it’s not appropriate for all audiences, according to the venue.

The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Thursday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 18. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $35-$17.50. Thrifty Thursday $27.50. 203-461-6358, ext. 36; www.curtaincallinc.com