Future Productions 2017-2018
"Nightmare" by Norman Robbins
Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, is dying. Katherine Willis, kind soul from the nearby village, looks after Marion in a most caring wwy while coping with her own mentally retarded brother oftwenty. When Katherine takes leave to attend her cousin's wedding in Scotland. Laura and experienced nurse from London comes to take care of the failing writer, on the recommendation of the local doctor. A series of mysterious phone calls and the appearance of Raymond, Marion's rapacious nephew, set off a nightmare situation which becomes increasingly complicated when Katherine's brother is found murdered in a ditch. Deceit, suspicion, blackmail and incrimination are subtly woven into a web ofcrime which is completed by a dramamtic confrontation scene just before an ingenious twist brings a surprising close.
"Woman in a Dressing Gown" by Ted Willis
Jim Preston has been married to Amy for 20 years. They have a son, Brian, a house in London and seem perfectly happy, except Jim is secretly having an affair with co-worker Georgie. Desirous of something more than stolen evenings, Georgie threatens to reveal the affair unless Jim divorces Amy and marries her instead. Jim is forced to choose between his family and his fantasy.
"Deathtrap" by Ira levin
Deathtrap was written by Ira Levin (1929-2007). It opened on Broadway on February 26, 1978 and enjoyed a four year run of 1,809 performances.
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college — a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
REHEARSALS and MEETINGS
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