Its a classic whodunit with language very much in 1897, but still filled with wit and humor for a modern audience, Toll says. And it's a whodunit, indeed, as the actors werent even given the final pages of the play until just days before opening night.
The audience will get a chance to play detective as well. During intermission, audience members will get to place their guesses about the murderer for a chance to win prizes, says artistic director Madge Montgomery. I think people will jump out of their seats when we get to the end, Toll adds.
If youre interested in solving the mystery, the play opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and runs through November 20 at the Historic Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street in Lafayette; tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, visit www.tclstage.org or call 720-209-2154.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 7, 2 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 29. Continues through Nov. 20, 2010