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.
Bellevue Society for the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Season continues with A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.
The cast includes Evie Nevills of Norwalk as Julia Simmons, Diane Schreiber of North Olmsted as Letitia Blacklock, Cathy Schaffer of Bellevue as Dora Bunner, Bryce Nevison of Huron as Patrick Simmons, Katherine Gauthier of Huron as Mitzi, Heidi Sarvis-Sapp of Berlin Heights as Miss Marple, Emily Jin of Bellevue as Phillipa Haymes, Janet Wittenmyer of Willard as Mrs. Swettenham, Jared Bradley of Bellevue as Edmund Swettenham, Keith Robinson of Bellevue as Inspector Craddock, and Ric Hills of South Norwalk as Sergeant Mellors.
A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED is directed by Cheryl Hansen Showalter of Bellevue, who also costumes the production. Assistant Director/Producer is Sheri Ammanniti, also of Bellevue. Ric Hills also serves as Stage Manager. Lighting Design is by Bellevue’s Joshua Higgins. Fiona Shella of Berlin Heights serves as Student Production Assistant.
Admission is $15 adults 18+, $10 adults 60+, and $5 under 18. Call 419-484-2787 beginning Oct. 18. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, Agatha Christie’s A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. It is sponsored by Russell Real Estate Services.
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