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October 31, 2015    Bookmark and Share

A Murder Will Shortly Take Place: Reserve Your Seat to See It Happen

Gaslight Theater's final production of the 2015 season, Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced", is being readied for its Friday the 13th (of November) opening. As Director Linda Duarte's cast prepares to bring Christie's iconic characters to life, the crew puts final touches on set, costumes, lights, sound and props.

About the Play

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Cast and Crew

  • Letitia Blacklock: Meg Matheson
  • Miss Marple: Jen Cart
  • Inspector Craddock: Frank Omar
  • Sergeant Mellors: Richard Bostwick
  • Dora Bunner: Kathleen Brainerd
  • Julia Simmons: Eliza Robbins
  • Patrick Simmons: Caleb Orion
  • Mitzi: Maggie Wachtl
  • Mrs. Swettenham: Ginger Smith
  • Edmund Swettenham: Taylor Crawford
  • Phillipa Haymes: Charmian Chistopherson
  • Rudi Shertz: Henry Lyon

Linda Duarte directs, and Bob Gilbert is Assistant Director. John Rider and Jenny Benjamin-Rider are co-producers. Kelsey Parker is Stage Manager, Marc Harrington the Lighting and Sound Technician. Dawn Klein is Costumer, and Melania Brown Props Mistress.

"A Murder is Announced" is written by Agatha Christie and adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. It is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Make Reservations

"A Murder is Announced" opens Friday through Sunday November 13th through 15th and 20th through 22nd at Hallowell City Hall. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm

Tickets are 12 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for students and senior citizens (60 and up). Reservations can be made online or by calling 207-626-3698 and leaving a message.

See you at the crime scene!

Production Dates for "A Murder is Announced"

  • November 13th and 14th, 7:30 pm
  • November 15th, 2:00 pm matinee
  • November 20th and 21st 7:30 pm
  • November22nd, 2:00 pm matinee