Monday, May 27, 2013

NIGHT MUST FALL by Emlyn Williams, Different Stages at the Vortex Repertory, June 21 - July 13, 2013

Different Stages Austin TX

 Emlyn Williams’s

 Night Must Fall

Night Must Fall Emlyn Williams Ilkley Playhouse
directed by Norman Blumensaadt
June 21 – July 13
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd - click for map
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m.
No performance on Thursday July 4; added performance on Wednesday July 10.
“Pick your Price: $15, $20, $25, $30
For reservations call 478-5282

Different Stages continues its 2012-2013 season with Emlyn William’s classic mystery Night Must Fall. In a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs. Bramson, a fussy hypochondriac. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs. Terence, and her maid Dora.

When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs. Bramson is determined to get the boyfriend to marry her. At the same time, a woman disappears from a nearby hotel. The police begin investigations and, when Dora brings home her boyfriend Dan, Olivia immediately notices that his behavior is not quite normal. He is perpetually putting on an act and soon he worms his way into the affections of Mrs. Bramson, leaves his job as pageboy at the hotel and moves in. Then the woman’s body is found – headless.....

Directed by Norman Blumensaadt (Quills), Night Must Fall features Ben McLemore (Dr Faustus) as Dan, Mary Kennelly (You Can’t Take it with You) as Mrs. Bramson and Bethany Harbaugh (Plus meets Minus) as Olivia. The cook is Played by Paula Gilbert (Too Many Husbands) and the maid by Laura Artesi (Two Gentlemen of Verona). Daniel Norton (A Skull in Connemara) plays the police inspector and Jonathon Urso (Is Life Worth Living?) plays Olivia’s boyfriend
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.
For tickets and information call 478-5282

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