6/30/2013 Night Must Fall
by Emlyn Williams
June 21 - July 13, 2013
Thu - Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
No performance Thu, July 4.
Added performance Wed, July 10.
Different Stages continues its 2012 - 2013 season with Emlyn Williams'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 (Doctor 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. Terrie Cooper (You Can't Take it With You) plays Nurse Libby.
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. No performance July 4. Added performance 8pm Wednesday, July 10.