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Murder mystery by Lucille Fletcher.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by: Randy Barth

Performance Dates

March 10-26, 2017

Synopsis

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Elaine's terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the townhouse across the way. After several "crying wolf" calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment? From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.

Cast:

Curtis Appleby
Rob Allen

R. Rob Allen

Helga
Nina Harris

R. Nina Harris

Dr. Tracey Lake
Joanne Bauer

R. Joanne Bauer

John Wheeler
Scott Beadle

R. Scott Beadle

Vanelli
John Degnan

R. John Degnan

Lieutenant Walker
Ken Kienas

R. Ken Kienas

Sam Hoke
Jim Pasquale

Jim Pasquale

Blanche Cooke
Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Terra Elaine Vigil-Wynn

Elaine Wheeler
Katie Wanschura

Katie Wanschura

Photos

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) asks John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) about the dead body his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) claims to have seen as psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) looks on, while the deli-owner (Jim Pasquale) complains to the maid (Nina Harris) and nosy neighbor (Rob Allen) eavesdrops. Meanwhile Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called about the supposed murder

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) asks John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) about the dead body his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) claims to have seen as psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) looks on, while the deli-owner (Jim Pasquale) complains to the maid (Nina Harris) and nosy neighbor (Rob Allen) eavesdrops.  Meanwhile Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called about the supposed murder

John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) can't believe his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) actually saw a dead man in the window of the abandoned tenement across from their townhouse.

John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) can't believe his wife Elaine (Katie Wanschura) actually saw a dead man in the window of the abandoned tenement across from their townhouse.

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) can't believe what she hears from John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) when he recounts the dead body his wife claims to have seen.

House-guest Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) can't believe what she hears from John Wheeler (Scott Beadle) when he recounts the dead body his wife claims to have seen.

Nurse and best friend Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) tries to reassure Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) that the dead body she saw might have been a hallucination.

Nurse and best friend Blanche Cooke (Terra Vigil-Wynn) tries to reassure Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) that the dead body she saw might have been a hallucination.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) provides details to the local gossip tabloid reporter Curtis Appleby (Rob Allen) about the dead body her mistress saw.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) provides details to the local gossip tabloid reporter Curtis Appleby (Rob Allen) about the dead body her mistress saw.

The maid Helga (Nina Harris) trades words with local deli-man Sam Hoke (Jim Pasquale) as he complains about how the police investigation in the tenement next door has hurt his business.

 The maid Helga (Nina Harris) trades words with local deli-man Sam Hoke (Jim Pasquale) as he complains about how the police investigation in the tenement next door has hurt his business.

Psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) listens as Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) reveals details of her past which may shed light on the dead body she claims to have seen.

Psychiatrist Tracy Lake (Joanne Bauer) listens as Elaine Wheeler (Katie Wanschura) reveals details of her past which may shed light on the dead body she claims to have seen.

Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called by a hysterical woman who claims to have seen a dead body in the abandoned tenement out her window.

Patrolman Vanelli (John Degnan) and Lieutenant Walker (Ken Kienas) bemoan being repeatedly called by a hysterical woman who claims to have seen a dead body in the abandoned tenement out her window.


Performances

Week 1: March 10th and 11th at 8 pm, March 12th at 2 pm
Week 2: March 17th at 8 pm, March 18th at 2pm and 8 pm, March 19th at 2 pm
Week 3: March 24th and 25th at 8pm, March 26th at 2pm

General Admission - $22.00
Seniors (62+) & Students - $17.00

Group Rates(10 or more people)
General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students - $15.00

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