DIAL M FOR MURDER Opens At Lakewood Theatre Company
Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season of live theatre with Dial M for Murder, a bone-chilling thriller by Frederick Knott about a marriage gone wrong. When tennis player Tony Wendice discovers his rich wife's affair, he decides to have her taken out - for good. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's classic film adaptation, this psychological thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Performances begin January 4 and continue through February 10, 2019, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, one Wednesday performance (Jan. 23) at 7:30 PM, Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Jan. 20 and Feb. 3), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Jan. 6, 13, 27 and Feb. 3, 10). The show's title sponsor is Andy & Nancy Bryant. The directorial sponsor is The Springs Living in Lake Oswego.
The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $34/adults and $32/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.
Special note: On Wednesday, January 23, the theatre continues its program called WOW: 25-35. For audience-goers 35 and under, tickets are priced at $25 each. Use the code WOW25 when ordering tickets online to get this special discount. At this performance, there will be a complimentary wine tasting one hour before curtain courtesy of Landmark Vineyards. OLCC rules apply! Bring your ID for the tasting!
The story: The posh life of tennis champion Tony Wendice (Jacob Lee Smith) is threatened when he discovers his wife Margot (Clara-Liis Hillier) is having an affair with Max Halliday (Heath Koerschgen), a dashing American television writer. Being a proper Englishman, Tony of course doesn't confront them. But he does plan her murder and a good, long retirement with her money. Enlisting the blackmailed assistance of an old college friend, Lesgate (Tom Mounsey), Margot is attacked one late night. But the tables are turned when she fends off her assailant and draws closer than ever to Tony. Now what? With the wrong dead body on the floor, hidden love letters, and a few cocktails, will Inspector Hubbard (Don Alder) and his assistant Thomspon (Marcus Storey) expose the affair, the murder-for-hire, and other hidden secrets of the American, the tennis star, and the beautiful brunette?
LTC's production of Dial M for Murder is directed by David Sikking, the stage manager is Addie Underwood, scenic design is by John Gerth, sound design is by Marcus Storey, lighting design is by Jeff Forbes, costume design is by Grace O'Malley, properties design is by Jennifer Summering and the producer is Steve Knox.