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November 10, 2009


Gaslight Unveils 2010 Season

"Crime Does Play"

Gaslight Theater's 2010 line-up will feature wit, music, murder, mayhem, plot twists and some of the most likeable criminals you will ever meet.

March: Accomplice

We can't say much about this complex and surprising comedy thriller by Rupert Holmes (best known as the composer of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"); it's a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns for a very adult audience.  Winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award as well as the Dramalogue Award for Best Play, ACCOMPLICE has entertained and astonished audiences around the world.

Show dates: March 11, 12 and 13; 18, 19 and 20

June: Bells are Ringing

The classic Broadway musical, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne.  Ella, the most valuable employee of Susanswerphone, lives vicariously through the lives of her answering service's clients — until she falls in love with playwright Jeff Moss, who believes that only Ella's anonymous voice can break through his writer's block.  Toss in an illegal bookmaking operation, the police, and some major misunderstandings, and you've got a recipe for perfect summer entertainment. The Jule Styne score features such favorites as "Just in Time" and "The Party's Over."

Show Dates: June 1, 19 and 20; 24, 25, 26 and 27

September: Born Yesterday

Another classic comedy, this one by Garson Kanin (and the basis for two film versions).  Corrupt tycoon Harry Brock hires reporter Paul Verrall to give Brock's girlfriend, showgirl Billie Dawn, lessons in the ways of Washington, DC.  Billie learns those lessons (and more) better than anyone bargained for.  Born Yesterday is the perfect break from election news at the height of the campaign season.

Show Dates: September 3, 4 and 5; 9, 10 and 11

November: My Three Angels

Sam and Bella Spewack wrote this gleefully wicked Christmas comedy, set in French Guiana.  Three convicted prisoners on work-release help the Ducotel family with their struggling general store, which is failing because Felix Ducotel, the manager, can't stand to ask people to pay him.  When his cousin Henri, the store's owner, arrives to check up on Felix, the three convicts decide to give the Ducotels a merry Christmas by any means necessary.

Show Dates: November 12, 13 and 14; 18, 19 and 20

"Stay tuned" to this website for performance times and audition notices.

Crime does play!