I love plays that intrigue an audience. The Westport Country Playhouse has dreamed up an autumn script in hand reading that will keep you at the edge of your seat! On Monday, November 14, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” by Frederick Knott, will be performed at the Playhouse.
“Dial ‘M’ for Murder” asks the question: is there such a thing as a perfect murder? Tony married Margot for her money, and now plans to murder her for the same reason. When the murderer gets murdered, Tony takes the opportunity to have Margot convicted of the crime. Will Inspector Hubbard of Scotland Yard and Margot’s would-be-lover be able to turn the tables on Tony and save Margot from the gallows? A suspenseful tale of blackmail, murder and clever police work, the whodunit is written by Frederick Knott (1916 – 2002), who also scribed “Wait Until Dark.”
The cast includes Kieran Campion as Max, Sean Patrick Reilly as Lesgate, Mark Shanahan as Tony and Paxton Whitehead as Inspector Hubbard.
“Dial ‘M’ for Murder” will be directed by Keefe. She served as artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse, with Joanne Woodward, in 2008 and as associate artistic director from 2000-2006, also with Ms. Woodward. She co-directed with Ms. Woodward the Westport Country Playhouse production of “David Copperfield,” and directed many readings.
Tickets to this performance are $15, a real bargain for first rate exhilarating entertainment! For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org.