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Park Square Theatre Presents PANIC, 6/17

Written by Minnesotan Joseph Goodrich and winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, PANIC pays tribute to Hitchcock in this psychological thriller set in Paris, 1963. Director Henry Lockwood has come to the City of Light for the premiere of his new film. What he discovers are the real-life dark places, desperate women and power-hungry men who fill his scripts. When he is accused of a hideous crime, he enters a nightmare straight out of one of his own movies as he and his wife become entangled in blackmail, betrayal and murder.

An area premiere, Panic opens June 17 and runs through July 10 at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul. Directed by Theatre Pro Rata Artistic Director Carin Bratlie in her Park Square directorial debut, the cast features real life husband and wife Stephen D'Ambrose and Barbara Kingsley as Henry and Emma Lockwood, and includes Heidi Fellner (Liliane Bernard/Juliet Cottard), Garry Geiken (Alain Duplay) and Jen Maren (Miriam Stockton).

"Joe Goodrich has crafted a meticulous homage to classic Hitchcock, and with our spot-on cast, it's a breathtaking cat-and-mouse ride full of plot twists and turns. Even if you don't know much about classic cinema, it's still a wonderful mystery to sink your teeth into... and if you do have a familiarity, you're going to love the detail he's pumped into this script," said Director Carin Bratlie.

Panic's creative team includes Annie Enneking (fight choreographer), Kelsey Glasener (costume designer), Katharine Ann Horowitz (sound designer) and Michael P. Kittel (lighting designer).

Previews of Panic will be held Friday, June 10 through Thursday, June 16; the show opens Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 10. Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Sundays; and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 and 28. All performances are in the company's proscenium theater in Saint Paul's historic Hamm Building, 20 W. Seventh Place. Tickets are $36-$56 (preview tickets are $20). Group, senior and special prices for those 30 and under are also offered. Tickets are available at 651-291-7005 or online


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