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Photos: SLEUTH at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre

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The Tony Award-winning psychological thriller, Sleuth, starring Mark Jacoby from the originals; The Phantom of the Opera, Grand Hotel and Ragtime as well as revivals of Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha and Sweeney Todd, will be onstage December 2 - 14, 2008 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Director, Peter Flynn, returns to the Theatre where he won the prestigious 2008 Carbonell Award for "Best Director" of Man of La Mancha.

Written by Anthony Shaffer in 1970, Sleuth, is a play set in the Wiltshire, England manor house of Andrew Wyke, a successful mystery writer, played by Mark Jacoby. Milo Tindle, the lover of Wyke's wife, is played by Jeremy Webb, who was nominated for two 2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards and five 2008 Drama Desk Awards. Inspector Doppler will be played by Stanley Rushton; Detective Sergeant Tarrant will be played by Robin Mayfield; and Liam McNutly will play the role of Police Constable Higgs.

Wyke, who is obsessed with deceptions of fiction, games and game-playing, lures Tindle to the manor in order to stage a robbery of his wife's jewelry. The spiral of events that occur after the staged robbery leave the audience baffled and trying to figure out where Wyke's imagination ends and reality begins. This action-packed whodunit mystery will have the audience shrieking and laughing out loud as two men battle over the love of one woman.

According to Anthony Shaffer, the play was partly inspired by his friend, Stephen Sondheim, a composer, whose intense interest in game-playing is reflected in the character, Wyke. In 1972, Sleuth was made into a famous movie starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.The English Manor Set and Costumes are being designed by Lucille Lortel winners, Michael Bottari and Ronald Case ("Die Mommie Die" ,"Fanny Hill"). The dramatic lighting is by Don Thomas.

Tickets for all of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's season plays, musicals and limited engagements are now on sale! Call the box office for more information at (561) 575-2223 or visit us online at www.jupitertheatre.org. For those interested in becoming a subscriber to the Theatre's season productions, order forms are available online or at the box office until December 14th.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.


Photo courtesy of Michael Bottari and Ronald Case

Photos: SLEUTH at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Jeremy Webb and Mark Jacoby


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