It's another night at Villa Thrilla. But this time, with the wrong audience. A late December night at a once magnificent manor house on the coast of New Jersey. A storm rages as guests arrive for what they think will be a Mad, Mod Holiday Murder Mystery Party, while inside Villa Thrilla the evening has begun, organized by a missing producer/director and starring a motley group of thespians. But as the first body falls and the dreidel song plays no one is who they appear to be. Are they just bad actors? Or playing roles for other nefarious ends? A new twist on the classic English murder mystery. Villa Thrilla bends genres to highly amusing ends.  

A show full of merriment, murder and mystery… a festive frenzy.
— EDGE Los Angeles
FOUR STARS… sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing… A delightful murder mystery adventure.
Atwater has been invaded by a ‘merry band of madcap actors’.
— On Stage Los Angeles
Lively and amusing… just as madcap and merry as the ad copy promises.
— Hollywood Gothique
Austin Powers meets The Sopranos… a merry Agatha Christie with actors playing layers upon layers and twists of a real murder mystery… the acting was great.
— LA Splash
BRILLIANT… If you like whodunits, farce, The Sopranos, and lots of twists and turns with your laughs, go see’Villa Thrilla’ at the Atwater Village Theatre… The witty dialogue will have you laughing out
— Life In LA
The actors develop their personae with comic abandon… This may be exactly the type of comic relief that scratches your funny bone.
— Review Plays