In this Victorian-era spine tingler a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night.
Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.
This evening will also include a special presentation of an excerpt from one of Malcolm Jenkins’ favourite plays, and will be part of a fundraiser for the Rose Garden Hospice.
To finish the year, we’re also going to be hosting Spark: Ignition! A high-octane theatre development competition that invites theatre groups from all levels of experience to create a completely original, never-before-seen Play In A Day!
Registration will be forthcoming in the New Year, but theatre groups are encouraged to gather a team of 8 to 10 people now so they’re ready to go!
The public is welcome to attend all the one-act plays on June 13th at 7pm.