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‘Postmortem’ on stage in Charles Town

By Staff | Oct 10, 2014

The Old Opera House in Charles Town is proud to present ‘Postmortem,’ a thriller by Ken Ludwig

Actor-manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in his hugely successful adaptation of Conan Doyle, has invited his sister and the cast of his latest revival of the play for a weekend at his magnificent pseudo-medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment Gillette has arranged a sance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder William Gillette, and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric Gillette plans to solve the case himself a la Sherlock Holmes.

Written by the same playwright who wrote The Fox on the Fairway, Leading Ladies, Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo; all hits on the Old Opera House stage.

Director Susan Thornton (who also directed Murder Among Friends, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Fair Lady for the Old Opera House) has assembled a wonderful cast of seasoned actors to bring this thriller to the Old Opera House stage, including Jack Brennan, Tia Coode, John Glymph, Ellen Nichols, Karen Paone, Ashley Snow, Dick Wilder and Kit Thornton.

Shows and ticket prices are as follows: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25, adults $19, students $12; Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.; October 19 and 26, adults $17, students $12.