by Frederick Knott
Director - Brent Stringfield
Asst. Director - LaBeth Thompson
Co-Producers - Joel & Sherrie Colbourn
August 23 - September 15

"…original and remarkably good theatre - quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath." - NY Times "It's a holiday for the who-dunit fans, and, as such, it couldn't be more welcome." - NY Herald-Tribune. STORY: Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband. He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and this is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot. The exciting show had a highly successful run on Broadway and the road.


Chris Armour    Tony Wendice
Carolyn Wheat Koenig    Margot Wendice
Steven Paine    Max Halliday
Ben O'Fahy    Captain Lesgate
Joel Colbourn   Inspector Hubbard

Chris Armour

Carolyn Wheat Koenig

Steven Paine

Ben O'Fahy

Joel Colbourn
Thanks to Tony Eisenhower for head shots.

ProducersJoel & Sherrie ColbournLighting DesignerJim Millard
DirectorBrent StringfieldSound TechnicianChristine Putnam
Assistant DirectorLaBeth ThompsonLighting TechnicianScott Koenig
Stage ManagersEvelyn, Larry ClappCostume DesignerArlene Darden
Set DesignerJohn IveyProps MistressEnid Munk
Set Construction ChiefJohn SeagrenHouse ManagerKathy Van Buren
Set Construction CrewJoel Colbourn, Sherrie Colbourn, Arlene Darden, Amanda Eggers, Bill Fay, Jerry Hughs, John Ivey, Rosemary King, Chaike Levine, Enid Munk, Melissa Rief, Brenda Robinson, Chris Robinson, Barbara Seagren, Brent Stringfield, LaBeth ThompsonProgramAnnette Spadafore
Set Dressing DesignerChaike LevineProgram Cover/Flyer DesignKenn Burnett
Set DressersJoel Colbourn, Sherrie Colbourn, Arlene Darden, Chaike Levine, Enid Munk, LaBeth Thompson PhotographyTony Eisenhower, Lon Jones
Scenic DesignerRosemary KingPublicitySherrie Colbourn
Sound DesignerLou AllianoPrintingPoway Printers

left-right; Chris, Carolyn, Steven, Ben, Joel


Thanks to LaBeth Thompson for the rehearsal pictures!