The White Death

The White Death $15.99

Daniel Therriault

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

5 Male 1 Female

In this satire of hard-boiled film-noir, a priest baptizes sinners at gunpoint to save their souls

Rev Hunter, has come to the Volcano Barto investigate a murder

And soon becomes entangled in more murders and corporate intrigue

At the Volcano Bar, perched on the rim of an active volcano in Hawaii, he encounters ...

A local prostitute

A violent allergic Hawaiian

And the bar owner, who dreams of running a first-class restaurant

Single set, runs about 2 hours

Flexible casting including strong roles for Asian/Hawaiian actors


"Ricochets off the stage!" ~ Variety

"Darkly comic vision of corruption and redemption" ~ LA Weekly

"A serious message bubbles through satire" ~ Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"A riotously funny play, high camp and the highest of satires. Playwright Daniel Therriault weaves a tale of intrigue and international cat and mouse games with local murders, salvations and betrayals at its edges" ~ Drama-Logue

"Daniel Therriault's vision of Hawaii is not the stuff of which travel brochures are made

'People don't know Hawaii,' said the slim, bespectacled playwright. 'They think Hawaii is Waikiki - but to the Hawaiians, Waikiki is where the tourists are. I've spent time there because my wife is blood-Hawaiian. The truth is that we went in and colonized their island, completely converted their culture, their language, their way of life. We went in with an army and pointed guns at their queen. We castrated their society'

The darker side of that society is the setting for Therriault's latest work, The White Death, a Hawaii-based murder mystery" ~ Janice Arkatov, Los Angeles Times

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