By Patrick Hamilton
Performance dates:
November 6, 7, 13 at 7:30 PM.
November 14 at 2:00 PM

Performance venue:
Upper Merion Area Middle School

Audition Date: Aug. 3 & 4 @ 7:30
Audition location: Shannondell
Directed by:
Stage Manager:
Brooke Childress
Trina Horning Wu
Erica Schmidt
Set Decoration:
Carly Schmidt
Jeff Schmidt
This spell-binding drama written by Patrick Hamilton was first produced and published in 1929, was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains to this day one of the classics of the thriller genre. Brandon wants excitement and little cares how he gets it. He persuades his weak-minded friend, Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. The two place the body in a wooden chest and, to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead man's father, round to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder growls outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting Rupert Cadell. The conclusion will leave you breathless.

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Wren Thomas Workman
Clark VanHekken 
Don Kodner
Sir Johnstone:
Don Caldwell 
Mrs. Debenhem:
AnnaMarie Childress
Bill Murray 




Last updated - November 4, 2009