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Murdered to Death

Evening Star Productions  presents
Murdered to Death
April 15 – May 1
(Preview Performance April 14)

Evening Star Productions will present Peter Gordon’s comedic send-up of classic ‘whodounnits’, Murdered to Death, from April 14th through May 1st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (There will be a preview performance on April 14th). 

Gordon’s spoof – which has been described as ‘deliciously wicked’ and ‘hilarious and very clever’ – has created a cast of stereotypical Agatha Christie-like characters: Bunting the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; bumbling local inspectors; and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes.  They’re all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house.

Murdered to Death will be directed by Evening Star’s Artistic Director, Rosalie Grant: “My love affair with British comedy goes back to watching Benny Hill with my grandparents up through Monty Python and Fawlty Towers,” Grant explains.  “I first read the Peter Gordon “Death” series and fell absolutely in love with Inspector Pratt (inspired by the character Inspector Clouseau).  So I brought a group of local actor friends together one evening to hear Murdered to Death read, and when it took us over 3 hours to get through the read due to our laughter I knew Evening Star had to stage it.  I am thrilled to have an outstanding cast to bring Murdered to Death to life as a regional premiere!”

Cast in Murdered to Death are Lito Becerra (Constable Thompkins), Jim Gibbons (Bunting, the Butler), Murphy Hayes (Colonel Charles Craddock), Fern Katz (Joan Maple), Kitt Marsh (Margaret Craddock), Christopher Mitchell (Pierre Marceau), Amanda Ortega (Dorothy), Phyllis Spear (Mildred), Renee Elizabeth Turner (Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington), and Seth Trucks (Inspector Pratt).  

With over 1400 professional and amateur productions world-wide, Peter Gordon is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights. To date, he has written twelve comedies, a psychological thriller and a one act comedy.  Of his modern comedies, it has been said that “Peter Gordon writes about life. Sometimes it is bizarre and funny, sometimes it is sad, but it is always entertaining”.  

All performances of Murdered to Death will take place at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  Tickets are $20 ($10 for students with valid ID) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Sol box office at 561-447-8829 or on line at Group rates are available. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).