HALLOWELL — The Gaslight Theater will stage “A Murder is Announced,” by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, and directed by Linda Duarte.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advertisement in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Staying at the house is Miss Blacklock, Bunny, Julia and her brother Patrick, Phillipa and Mitzi the house maid.

Unable to resist and along with neighbors, the Swettenhams, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired.

When two murders have taken place, Miss Marple and a detective must work their way through a house full of suspects.

As we might suspect, Miss Marple, using her excellent deductive skills, determines the facts of the crime.

Performancesat Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St., are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and Nov. 14, 20 and 21; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22.

Cast/crew: Linda Duarte, director; Bob Gilbert, asstant director; Kelsey Parker, stage manager; Jenny Benjamin-Rider, co-producer; John Rider, co-producer; Meg Matheson, Letitia Blacklock; Frank Omar, Insp. Craddock; Jen Cart, Miss Marple; Henry Lyons, Rudi Sherz; Eliza Robbins, Julia Simmpons; Richard Bostwick, Sgt. Mellors; Charmian Christopherson, Phillipa Haynes; Taylor Crawford, Edmund Swettenham; Maggie Wachtl, Mitzi; Ginger Smith, Mrs. Swettenham; Kathleen Brainerd, Dora Bunner (Bunny); Caleb Orion, Patrick Simmons.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 626-3698 or visit www.Gaslightthaeter.org.

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