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Furlan Auditorium Production


This is a thrilling “theatrical” mystery in which your theatre becomes the set for the play. The playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director and others connected with the show come onto the stage, and under their humorous (and utterly real) theatrical talk, tension grows. We discover that everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancee, was murdered! As these people start with the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations, countered by others even more surprising. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning!

(In order of appearance)

Alex Dennison – Ken Smith

Ernie – Al Schimel

Sally Bean – Kaija Rayne

Monica Welles – Ruth Arnell

Loretta – Nancy Wagner

Lloyd Andrews – Clark Barton

Bella Lamb – Inge Adams

Karen Daniels – Roseann “Rosie” Coleman

David Mathews – Matthew J. Patten

Leo Gibbs – Gene Schuldt

1st Police Officer – Danny Lewis

2nd Police Officer – Ed Carroll

Man in Auditorium – Bob Fuchs

Mr. Santoro – Paul Pfannenstiel


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Director – Mark Salentine

Set Designer – J. Michael Desper

Lighting Designer – Marty Wallner

Properties Coordinator – Teri Eisenhauer

Costume Coordinators – Shelley Beier, Pat Boeck, Betty Nordengren, & Ruth Schmidt

Sound Designer – Jan Pritzl

Stage Managers – Jean Casey, Janine Bannier, & Nancy Wagner

Fight Choreographer – Gene Schuldt


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