Par for the Corpse
An exciting "whodunit" that deftly blends comedy and suspense is the next offering at the intimate Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview. Par for the Corpse by Jack Sharkey is set at the Catskill retreat of novelist Alexandra Ellis (Eleanor Katz) who lives there with her housekeeper and "factotum" Gert (June Miller). When Alexandra invites a group of friends to her home for dinner one wintry evening, a blizzard unexpectedly strands the group but the blizzard soon proves to be the least of their problems!
The dinner party takes a dark and murderous turn when one of the guests is poisoned and the group quickly realizes they have a killer in their midst. Soon everyone, even the hostess, becomes a suspect. Murky motives are revealed and unexpected plot twists play out as the hostess and her guests examine clues and make deductions in an effort to solve the crime.
Plenty of laughs are mingled with shrieks of terror in this delightful mystery that will challenge audiences, along with Andy's houseguests, to work through the many twists and turns of this mystery. -- and we bet that no one will guess the shocking surprise ending!
Alexandra's party guests include young theatrical star Mark Taggart (Martin Hughes), the wealthy but discontented "power couple," Rick and Hazel Corlian (Mike Shields and Jasmine Ryan), the darling jet-setter Bettina Redmond (Dana Parker). Thelma Alban, Hazel's very concerned mother, is portrayed by Beth Goldberg. Daniella Jessup, the famous fashion model, is played by Elizabeth Peterson. Rounding out the stellar cast are Joe Schmitt as Jed Stebbins, a local handyman, and Rob Weinstein as Lionel, an unscrupulous broker.
Performances of "Par for the Corpse" will run from Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 30th. For evening performances, doors open at 7:30 and shows begin at 8:00. For Sunday matinees, doors open at 2:30 and shows begin at 3:00 pm. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. Group rates area available.
Oil Lamp Theater (View)
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
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