Murder Night: Don’t Fear the Re-Purge is the brainchild of first time writer-composer Bryan Smith. The show borrows the basic premise from the “The Purge” film franchise of a society in which for 12 hours a year, all crime is legal, especially murder. Featuring original characters, story, and music, Murder Night satirizes the idea of a society in which murder is not only accepted – it’s tradition!
Murder Night was first performed at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA in June 2016. It has also been performed as part of the 2016 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.
The current version of the show runs approximately 60 mins, and may be presented with or without an intermission. Murder Night is designed to be a minimalist production, featuring a five person cast including a narrator who may double as the accompanist. The accompaniment is composed to be performed on solo acoustic guitar.