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The Human Race Theatre Company Presents


Nov 3 - Nov 20, 2022

The Loft Theatre


A world premiere comedy thriller! Playwrights Don and Mara are hired to finish a famous mystery writer’s last play following his mysterious death, shortly before its Broadway opening. The play takes place on a yacht, where an estranged family has been called together for the reading of their mother’s will. As Don and Mara delve deeper into the writing process, they suddenly find themselves literally sucked into the play, trapped in the very world they are trying to complete, where solving the mystery becomes a matter of life and death.

DEADLINE is a bit of Clue, and a bit of Knives Out, and a lot of fun!

Due to actor illnesses, and in an abundance of caution, DEADLINE now runs November 4-20, 2022. If you had tickets for the show on October 27-November 2, 2022, please check the chart below to see if your performance has been rescheduled. If your performance has been impacted, your current tickets will be honored for the same seating on the new date. If you have any questions or would like to reschedule your performance date, please call the Dayton Live Ticket Office at 937-228-3630 during regular business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.)

Original DatesRescheduled Dates
Thursday, October 27, 2022 8 p.m.Thursday, November 17, 2022 8 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2022 8 p.m.Friday, November 18, 2022 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 8 p.m.Saturday, November 19, 2022 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 2022 2 p.m.Sunday, November 20, 2022 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 2022 7 p.m.Sunday, November 6, 2022 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7 p.m.Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7 p.m.Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7 p.m.

Age Recommendation

This show is for ages 12 and up.


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit the group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074.

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