"Death on the Supermarket Shelf"

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Years after cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules killed multiple people, a child of one of the victims sets out to finally find the killer

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Death on the Supermarket Shelf

A woman had a headache, probably, or a muscle ache in her back from giving birth just six days before. So she did what just about anyone would do: she took some Tylenol. Moments later, she fell over dead in front of her eight-year-old daughter. And then several other people around the city died in almost the exact same way—by swallowing cyanide-laced painkillers. The year was 1982, and the string of incidents would come to be known as the Tylenol Murders. It sparked nationwide panic, undermined consumer confidence, and completely altered the way companies regulate the on-shelf safety of their products. But no one was ever convicted of the crime.

In Death on the Supermarket Shelf, writer Alan Bryce (For All That), reimagines and revisits the Tylenol Murders. This real-life murder mystery taps into the country’s panic and paranoia by following one of the victims’ children on his pursuit of justice—a pursuit that ends up shedding light on a dark, disturbing landscape of corporate secrets.

Centerstage! Theatre

Centerstage! Theatre is one of Puget Sound's longest-lived theatre companies, with a mission of bringing a variety of popular shows to the region. Decades after they were founded, their artistic ensemble keeps that mission in mind while staging a repertoire of new works. Family-friendly shows such as Shipwrecked!, powerfully-emotional productions including For All That, and tinsel-coated traditional English Christmas pantomimes take the boards at the intimate Knutzen Family Theater. That focus on feel-good entertainment has won Centerstage audiences and acclaim—several shows have proven popular enough to be transported to bigger venues such as Seattle's ACT Theatre and Tacoma's Broadway Center. And Centerstage has also been nominated for and received many awards, including Best Actress, Best Director and Best New Play.

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