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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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Apr 20 2024


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


New Plays Festival: The World’s Most Boring Murder

by Fernado Segall

Friday, April 19 @ 3:30 pm
Friday, April 19 @ 8 pm
Saturday, April 20 @ 3:30 pm

The World’s Most Boring Murder is a farcical murder mystery that draws from Commedia and Brazilian Clown traditions. In this playful comedy, an inexperienced police inspector needs to solve his small town’s very first crime, which happens to be a violent murder. Along with two less than capable assistants, they will have to investigate a dozen of the towns’ most colorful characters to find out who the killer is, before they become a serial killer.

When advance registration for a performance has closed, tickets are often still available at the door. A standby list will be started in-person at the box office beginning one hour before the performance.

About the Playwright

Fernando was born in Brazil, where he works as a Screenwriter with two features in development, including “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” with renowned Brazilian director and showrunner Pedro Morelli attached to direct. He has also developed TV projects for HBO Latin America. He came to the US in 2016 where he Graduated from NYU Tisch with a double major in Drama and Television writing. His first full length play, Saudades, received readings sponsored by NYC City Artists Corps, The Brazilian consul of NYC, was part of American Stages 21st Century Voices, LPAC’s Rough Draft Festival, before having its world premiere at JACK last summer. He’s short plays have been performed at over a dozen theatres across the US. He’s the official translator of Lynn Nottage’s and Itamar Moses’ works to Portuguese, with a collection set to be published later this year.

About the New Plays Festival
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as James Ijames, Rebecca Taichman, Sarah DeLappe, Steve Martin, Will Eno, Karey Kirkpatrick and David Henry Hwang invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.

Organized by Leslie Ayvazian, Theatre.