Whodunit fans have a thrilling murder mystery on their hands when the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre debuts Dial M for Murder at Edison Theatre on March 31. Written by Frederick Knott and directed by Shira Dubrovner, Dial M enjoyed a long run on Broadway before it was transformed into the infamous Hitchcock thriller released by Warner Brothers in 1954.
Mammoth’s Clay Tyson stars as Tony Wendice, a retired professional tennis player with a jealous penchant for killing his wealthy wife, Margot Wendice (Jessica Blum). Tony hires con-artist Captain Lesgate (Scottie Marzonie) to off his wife, but there’s no such thing as a perfect murder. Margot’s lover Max Halliday (Ted Carleton) and Inspector Hubbard (Grant Bentley) bring nail biting resolve.
Dial M is Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner’s most recent suspense thriller since she directed the highly reviewed Los Angeles run of Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room in 2006.
“It’s always fun to thrill an audience,” said Dubrovner about directing Dial M. “The challenge is to help the audience predict what’s going to happen before the characters onstage know.”
March 31 – April 17
Thurs. – Sat. 7 p.m.
Sunday matinee 4 p.m.
General admission: $20
Seniors and students: $18
Group rates available
For directions or more information on upcoming events at Edison Theatre visit www.MammothLakesFoundation.org or call 760.934.6592. -MLF