SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — An evening of mystery is in the offing courtesy of Wittenberg University senior Katie Westermann of Roanoke, Va., who directs an all-student cast in Dial “M” for Murder, a play by Frederick Knott. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 11-12, in Wittenberg’s Blair Hall Theatre.
Alfred Hitchcock directed the popular movie version of Dial “M” For Murder in 1954, and the story has lost none of its appeal. Tony Wendice, played by Arie Aurellano of Indianapolis, Ind., Class of 2005, is a retired tennis player who decides to have his wife, Margot, murdered to collect on her life insurance. When the murder doesn’t go as planned, Margot, played by Devon Bergum of Northfield, Minn., Class of 2007, is accused of murder.
Margot’s American boyfriend, Max Halliday, played by Dale Coburn of New Carlisle, Ohio, Class of 2007, and Inspector Hubbard, played by Mike Schelle of South Bend, Ind., Class of 2005, begin an investigation to clear her name and bring Tony to justice.
Other characters include Mike Budney of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Class of 2005, as Captain Lesgate and Max Stein of Mamaroneck, N.Y., as Thompson and all the voiceovers.
Tickets are free, and they may be picked up at the Blair Theatre box office an hour before each performance. For more information, contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at (937) 327-7464.
Release written by Phyllis Eberts, Office of University Communications
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