A farce of mystical proportions
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Kay Files
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John Carambat, Shawn Patterson, Jennifer H. Patterson, Elizabeth
Williams, Kenneth Faherty, Barbara Faherty and Marjorie Jenkins.
Stage Manager is Serena Ingraham.
& Saturdays at 8 PM: May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Sundays Matinees at 2 PM: May 16, 23
Postmortem is about William Gillette, the real-life theater actor, who made a career playing Sherlock Holmes in the early 20th century.
Gillette built a medieval German castle in Connecticut and loved to invite his cast members for relaxing weekends in the country. However, on the weekend in question, Gillette has an ulterior motive: he believes one of his guests murdered his beloved fiance Maude exactly one year earlier, and he intends to find out just who it was. All of the characters are fellow actors in Gillettes melodramas and all react to the mysterious events in typical melodramatic fashion. There is a wonderfully eerie séance revealing one guests closely-guarded secret and sending another into hysterics. There are shots in the dark, deathbed letters, guns, knives, ghostly apparritions and more. An attempt on Gillettes life finally leads to a surprising and comic ending. The play is set in 1922, the era of the flapper and bathtub gin, and Files promises the costumes will be a special treat!
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