By Patrick Hamilton
Performance dates:
November 6, 7, 13 at 7:30 PM.
November 14 at 2:00 PM

Performance venue:
Upper Merion Area Middle School

Audition Date: Aug. 3 & 4 @ 7:30
Audition location: Shannondell
 
Directed by:
Stage Manager:
Brooke Childress
Producer:
Trina Horning Wu
Costumes:
Erica Schmidt
Set Decoration:
Carly Schmidt
Sound:
Jeff Schmidt
 
This spell-binding drama written by Patrick Hamilton was first produced and published in 1929, was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains to this day one of the classics of the thriller genre. Brandon wants excitement and little cares how he gets it. He persuades his weak-minded friend, Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. The two place the body in a wooden chest and, to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead man's father, round to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder growls outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting Rupert Cadell. The conclusion will leave you breathless.

Cast
 
Raglan:
Denis Wheeler
 
Leila:
Laura Markowski 
 
 
Granillo:
Wren Thomas Workman
 
Rupert:
Clark VanHekken 
 
 
Sabot:
Don Kodner
 
Sir Johnstone:
Don Caldwell 
 
 
Mrs. Debenhem:
AnnaMarie Childress
 
Brandon:
Bill Murray 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Last updated - November 4, 2009