by Lucille Fletcher. Performed 17th-21st November 2009.
Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved – Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga – all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.
This is the first play of our 41st season at Powys Theatre and the societies 75th Anniversary. We are proud of our history and the standard of the productions that we have maintained over the years and we hope you enjoy this performance.
Cast & Crew
|Elaine Wheeler||Barbara Stephens|
|John Wheeler||Martin Jones|
|Curtis Appleby||Frank Capener|
|Blanche Cooke||Susan James|
|Lieutenant Walker||Jason Ellis|
|Dr. Tracey Lake||Jackie Barnes|
|Sam Hoke||Clive Bundy|
|Play directed by||Marjorie Meredith|
|Set Design||Philip Lumsden|
|Set construction||Jan Fursier, Lyndon Clark, David Lumb, John Barnes, Tony Maher, Mike Beal, Neil Lowe, Calum Jones, Betty Maddocks, Emma Capener.|
|Scenic Artist||Philip Lumsden|
|Costumes||Amy Atkins assisted by Danielle Bundy|
|Props||Gaynor Tinker and Mary Turner|
|Stage Manager||Lyndon Clark|
|Front Of House|
|FOH Manager||John Barnes|
|FOH Duties||Members of the Society|
|Kitchen Supervisor||Sylvia Davies|
|Ticket Sales Venue||Oriel Davies Gallery|
|Publicity||Martin Jones, Jacob Capener|
This amateur production was given by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Welcome to the first play of our 75th Season. Yes, believe it or not it is 75 years since our Amateur Society performed its first play in public. And it is 41 years since performances were held in this little theatre. The Society has come a very long way.
We are proud of our history and the standard of the productions that we have maintained over the years. We feel sure that you will find Marjori’s direction and the cast’s performance of this unusual American play will more than live up to that standard. It is a pleasure to welcome Clive and Craig as newcomers to our stage. We hope you all have a very enjoyable evening and thank you for your continuing support.
75th celebratory events will be taking palce during the season and will be fully publicised nearer the time.
On a personal note I am honoured to take over the Chairmanship of the Society from Martin Jones and extend my and the Society’s graditude for all the hard work that Martin has put in over the last 11 years – a very hard act to follow. We wish Martin an enjoyable rest period!
Jan Fursier (Chairman)