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Dead Certain–A Psychological Thriller at the Cartwright

Pictured: (l-r) Diana Brown as Elizabeth, Andrey Esterlis as Michael
Photo by Stacy Marshall

Dead Certain is an intricately plotted psychological thriller, which tells the story of Michael (Andrey Esterlis), a charismatic out of work actor who is hired for an evening by Elizabeth (Diana Brown), a wheelchair-bound ex-dancer to read a play she has written.  The plot thickens as Michael begins to realize that Elizabeth’s play is mirroring real life and that their paths may have crossed at least once before. There are many twists and turns before the play builds toward a shocking climax.

Diana Brown and Andrey Esterlis both give lively, theatrically entertaining performances throughout.  They both play off each other extremely well.  Also, as the director, Esterlis does an excellent job with the blocking as the theatre space at the Cartwright is very intimate and this makes the play even more exciting.

Dead Certain is presented by Expression Productions and continues at the Hotel Cartwright, 524 Sutter, San Francisco Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. through December 15, 2012.  For tickets, call Expression Productions at 415-307-0470 or email:

Flora Lynn Isaacson


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