Web of Murder

written by Jonathan Troy

directed by Mary Parker

in honor of Jaie Deschene

presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

Web of Murder is a murder mystery/farce in the style of Agatha Christie. Minerva Osterman is the domineering head of the family, living in her cliffside mansion with her daughter Stephanie, housekeeper Nora, and Dr. Adler. When she invites her two nieces up for a stormy weekend in her home to discuss her will, secrets will be uncovered and the murders will commence.

Mary Parker was honored to take up the mantle of this show, in Jaie's honor. You can read her obituary here.


Friday, November 10, 2023 at 8pm

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 8pm

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3pm (matinee!)

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 8pm
This will be our understudy performance and our masks-required performance.

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8pm

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3pm (matinee!)

Theatre@First donated a percentage of profits from this production to Save the Whales, in Jaie's honor.

In Jaie's words: "With everything that's going on right now, it seems like caring for ocean mammals should be low priority, but in fact many cherished aspects of our lives rely on the preservation of the precious life contained in our seas.  Whales are intelligent, beautiful creatures who have repeatedly shown love and affection for us.  The least we can do is look out for them."

If you would like to donate directly to Save the Whales, you can donate here.


Web of Murder was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.


Minerva Osterman


Stephanie Osterman

Belle Hamilton

Pete Martinelli

Mary Hamilton

Keith Latimer

Dr. Adler

The Stranger


Lori-Anne Cohen

Helen Edgar

Molly Weinberg

Dani Dorrego

Eli Saracino

Pauline Chu

Daniel Golden

Robin Abrahams

Meredith Gulley

Sarah Logsdon

Daniel "Rourkie" O'Rourke
Rourkie played Keith Latimer for the Nov. 16 performance.

Production Team



Assistant Director/Wardrobe Assistant

Set Designer

Assistant Technical Director

Stage Manager

Rehearsal Assistant

Lighting Designer

Composer and Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Hair and Makeup


Graphic Designer

House Manager

Publicity Coordinator

Disability Advocate

Delphine Kaiser

Mary Parker

Theresa Griffin

Brie Frame

Sean Phillips

Kevin Schult

Jason Rhode

August Schlubach

Daniel "Rourkie" O'Rourke

E. Rosser

Rose Conley
Amelia Green

Robin Abrahams

Jamie Lin

Lauren Kimball

Kate Louderback

Elizabeth Ross