October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
Thrilller - Rated PG13
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Susan Thornton
This is the same playwright who wrote The Fox on the Fairway, Leading Ladies, Lend Me a Tenor, and Moon Over Buffalo; all which have been produced for the Old Opera House stage.
Actor, manager, and playwright William Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in his hugely successful adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's thrilling tales, has invited his sister and the cast of his latest revival of the play for a weekend at his magnificent pseudo medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment Gillette has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder William Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric Gillette plans to solve the case himself a la Sherlock Holmes.
Director Susan Thornton (who also directed Murder Among Friends, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Fair Lady for the Old Opera House) has assembled a wonderful cast of seasoned actors to bring this thriller to the Old Opera House stage, including Jack Brennan, Tia Coode, John Glymph, Ellen Nichols, Karen Paone, Ashley Snow, Dick Wilder, and Kit Thornton.
"Zestfully trots out all the classic murder mystery devices: shots in the dark and darkly held secrets, deathbed letters, guns and knives and bottles bashed over the head, ghosts and hiders behind curtains and misbegotten suspicions. There are moments when you'll jump. Guaranteed." - The Telegraph
"A Sherlock Holmes whodunnit kind of mystery packed with suspects and tinged with suspense and laughter." - The London Times
*Be sure to reserve the best seating by calling the Old Opera House BOX OFFICE at #304.725.4420
Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00pm on October 17, 18, 24 & 25
Adults $19.00 / Students $12.00
Sunday matinees at 2:30pm on October 19 & 26
Adults $17.00 / Students $12.00
Postmortem by Ken Ludwig is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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Dinner & a Show
Saturday, Nov 8th
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Join us for fabulous food and auction at the beautiful Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown. Advance Reservations Required, call the OOH box-office at 304.725.4420
Each June this one-act play festival attracts some of the country's most gifted new playwrights.
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Ticket Pricing & Curtain Times:
$15 @7:30pm on Thurs (*musicals only)
$19 @8:00pm Fri & Sat Nights
$17 @2:30pm Sunday Matinees
$12/Students, All Showings