Submitted by The Station Theatre
Movie or play? Play or movie?
Solve the conundrum by taking in both at The Station Theatre this month. Katharine Coleman, veteran director of half a dozen plays, is excited about her comedy-mystery opening mid-October. And what better night to open Who Dunit? than Friday, Oct. 13.
“I picked the play because I like it,” Coleman says. “I enjoy mysteries, I’m drawn to mysteries. They’re the type of books I read, too.”
Her cast is in place, and with rehearsals in full swing, the actors are giving personalities to the play characters, including three angels, an arrogant author, his cook, butler, secretary, nephew and fiancee, plus George and Flo.
“It’s going to be a light-hearted evening,” Coleman assures. “Lots of fun. We all need some sun in our lives.”
This ‘down-to-earth’ comedy-mystery written by C. B. Gilford first ran as a short story in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and has been translated into a dozen languages.
When a famous mystery writer (played by Rich Croteau) is murdered and reaches heaven to stand in front of the Archangel Michael (Stef Robar), he wants to know who killed him. He’s sure everyone on earth, in his mortal life, loved him…so who did the dastardly deed? The angel doesn’t have the answer, which leaves only one way to find out – go back to earth and relive the past 24-hours of his life in order to solve the murder before it’s committed.
Being murdered once is startling enough; letting it happen a second time is unthinkable. This time, however, the writer must outwit both the murderer and the high ranking angel.
Who Dunit? runs Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., as well as Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. It continues the next week Oct. 19, 20 and 21 in the evenings at 7:30 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
But wait! That’s not all.
The Station Theatre is a great place to see movies as they were meant to be seen – on a big screen with big sound.
Next in the movie night series is Megan Leavey, based on a true-life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions until an improvised explosive device injures both, putting their fates in jeopardy.
The movie runs Oct. 27 and 28 and starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the play are on sale now. You can find them at Special Greetings, 8 Russell Street E., Smiths Falls (cash only), smithsfallstheatre.com (PayPal/Visa/MasterCard), by phone at 613-283-0300 (Visa/MasterCard), at the door, if available, a half-hour before performance (cash only).
Tickets for the movie are bought at the door – cash only, general admission: adults $10, students (with ID) $5.
Find the theatre at 53 Victoria Avenue, Smiths Falls. Regular hours for the Station Theatre are Monday to Friday, 9 to 12.