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2013-14 Season Productions
Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney
Oct 25, 26, 27 and Nov 1, 2
Directed by Mary Benken
The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his young adult children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.
Death Trap by Ira Levin
Jan 17, 18, 19, 24, 25
Directed by Judy Berrens
Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts and sets a death plot into motion. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness.
The Curious Savage by John Patrick
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
Directed by Nancy Hughes
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. She meets various social misfits; men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. Her self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat her, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to rid her of the stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans.
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