by Frederick Knott
Directed by Steffanie Vaughan
Tony Wendice, a former tennis pro, married his wife Margot for her money, and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect crime, blackmailing an old acquaintance into strangling her and arranging a brilliant alibi for himself. But when things go drastically wrong, with Margot surviving the attack and her assailant dying instead, Tony sees another way to guarantee her death and his wealth: making sure she is convicted of his old friend's murder. Will he succeed… or will his plot be foiled?
"Dial 'M' for Murder" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. www.dramatists.com
November 4-6, 11-13, & 18-20, 2022
by Neil Simon
Directed by Gregg Vogelsmeier
Three couples successively occupy the same suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York. A suburban couple return on their anniversary to the suite in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before, in an attempt to revitalize a struggling marriage. A Hollywood producer calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little diversion, but she proves to be more than the match he bargained for. The mother and father of a bride-to-be argue about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where their guests await.
"Plaza Suite" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
February 10-12, 17-19, & 24-26, 2023
by Kernersville playwright Bill Cissna
Directed by Diana Marshall Shoaf
Wilmertown Community Theatre is busy preparing its production of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" -- but in the tradition of community theater, problems abound from early on in the rehearsal process. With memory-challenged actors, feuds and flirtations among the cast, no budget, and a stage manager who's losing it, the backstage antics threaten to spill onto the stage as the show tumbles towards a catastrophic opening night. It will take a miracle to bring it all together. Will the show go on?
"Rehearsals" is presented by arrangement with Bill Cissna. www.billcissna.com