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BWW Previews: DEADLY MURDER at Old Opera House

Prepare for some suspense in high society this weekend as the Old Opera House in Charles Town presents the suspenseful thriller play Deadly Murder!

In Deadly Murder, Camille Dargus has fought her way up from humble beginnings to become a successful jewelry designer for the top of New York society. One night, at a fancy society gala, she meets a handsome waiter named Billy and brings him back to her apartment. But soon, Camille finds herself held hostage at gunpoint by a mysterious man who is extremely familiar with her past. In one night, Camille has to try and outsmart her captor and keep the dark secrets in her past from ruining her present before it's too late!

This mystery thriller presented some unique technical challenges to the actors.

"There are multiple props and I've never handled guns and knives on stage before. At the same time, I'm trying not to get any blood stains on the nice furniture" said cast member John Glymph.

"Doing theatre is fun! I can get lost in the character for a few hours, even though Camille is a difficult character. The cast and crew are amazingly fun and I learn something every time we're together" said Bettina Fiery on playing Camille.

Deadly Murder features an intimate cast of only three characters, and the performers fully prepared to bring the different personalities and suspenseful situations to life.

"My character, Camille, is a more polished speaker than I. Learning to speak as she does was cumbersome. I felt like I was speaking a foreign language" said Fiery.

"I'm working in a character who is totally unhinged and psycho, but probably the best written character I've ever played" said Glymph.

The cast is eager to see if audiences will be able to solve the suspenseful mystery play this weekend.

"This show provides comedy, drama, and thrills throughout the play. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats right up to the end of the play...we're still trying to figure out what really happens?!" said Fiery.

"Originally this show was titled If/then. It was a much more fitting title. It was changed to make it sound like a generic murder mystery, which I can assure you, it is not. This show is a must for mystery buffs. You honestly will not see what's coming, I promise you" said Glymph.

Deadly Murder is directed by David Porterfield and also features Charles Boyce. Deadly Murder runs Friday, February 2 at 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 4 at 2:30 PM, Friday, February 9 at 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 PM at the Old Opera House, 204 North George Street, Charles Town, WV, 25414. Tickets are $22.00 for adults and $19.00 for students and seniors. For more info, please visit

Photo Credit: Old Opera House

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