Bloody Murder at Manoa Valley Theatre
|April 26, 2013||Posted by Hitting the Stage under Past Shows|
Manoa Valley Theatre
May 2 -19
Thur. at 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. at 8pm, and Sun. at 4pm
This twisted, fourth-wall-breaking, whodunit/spoof turns the murder-mystery genre on its head. The wealthy Lady Somerset has assembled an unlikely group of guests for a weekend at her lavish countryside estate. The attendees represent the usual murder-mystery suspects. Sure enough, one of these people meets a mysterious and violent end. But Lady Somerset takes an unusual turn by refusing to call the authorities and insisting that she and her guests are simply characters in a mystery story who must rebel against their author. The players and their writer enter into a wild battle of wills that delivers plenty of laughter and a surprising end!
“It’s a sign of fresh, intelligent writing when a playwright succeeds in totally messing with his audience’s minds.” – Akron Beacon Journal
Tickets are $30. Seniors and military are admitted for $25; youth 25 years old and under for $15. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets.
Please note: Minimum age is 6 years old.
Guest director of the production is Elitei Tatafu Jr. Assistants to the director are Polly Miao and Barbara Nickerson. The stage manager is Anne Alves. Performing in the cast are Lisa Barnes, Garrett Hols, Kevin Keaveney, Therese Olival, Stacy Ray and Jeffrey Terry Sousa. Costumes are by Dusty Behner, lighting design is by Janine Myers, sound design is by Jason Taglianetti, set design is by Duncan Dalzell and props design is by Sara Ward.
Show sponsors are Hawaii Self Storage and Carolyn Berry Wilson. Season Sponsors are Richard Aadland Trust, Cades Schutte and The Cades Foundation,Honolulu Star-Advertiser, ‘Iolani School, KITV 4 News, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Subaru Hawaii. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Manoa Valley Theatre is located at 2833 East Manoa Road. For more information, call MVT at 988-6131 or log on to www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
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