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Suspense and Mystery Next at Totem Pole!

Suspense and Mystery Next at Totem Pole!

Is it truly possible to commit the perfect crime and get away with it? Audiences at Totem Pole Playhouse will find out for themselves when the curtain goes up on Write Me a Murder playing from July 3rd through the 15th at the Caledonia State Park professional summer theatre. Written by Frederick Knott, author of Dial 'M' for Murder and Wait Until Dark, the mystery is sponsored by Apple Leaf Abstracting and Settlement Company and Martha B. Walker Law Office.
Directed by Associate Artistic Director, Wil Love, Write Me a Murder was a long-running Broadway hit during the 1961-62 season and has been mesmerizing audiences ever since. "Theatre-goers will be kept guessing until the final curtain," states Love. "The endless clues and hints and twists of the plot build steadily to an amazing climax with much amusement along the way. This is an evening for murder-mystery aficionados and for anyone who simply enjoys a great evening of theatre."
Write Me a Murder is set in the stately but fading Rodingham Manor, a once elegant English country home. The owner is dying and the fate of the property is in the hands of his two sons. Aristocratic Clive has no interest in his old home and is simply waiting for the father to die so he can put his inheritance to work. Romantic David, the younger brother, wants to keep the 500 year old manor intact stating that "There was never a better way of living invented" than the life of a country squire. The plot thickens upon the arrival of an aggressive land developer and his attractive young wife. Adding to the mix of intriguing characters is an old country doctor who knows much about the manor and the two brothers.
Starring as David Rodingham is a Playhouse favorite, Ray Ficca. Clive is played by newcomer, Kyle Prue and also making her Totem Pole debut is Marni Penning as the wife of the developer, Matt Walker. Catherine Blaine appears as the family doctor and Bob Crawford portrays a country constable.
Dusty Rodingham Manor is guest designed by Paul Mills Holmes, the veteran Production Stage Manager at the Playhouse. Costumes are by Jessica Allison, Lighting by Michael D. Domue and Properties by Jenny Smith.
The "Getting to Know You" post show discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th, after the evening performance. This informal gathering allows audience members to meet the actors and staff members and to ask questions in a comfortable forum.
The 2007 Totem Pole Playhouse Season includes:
Social Security by Andrew Bergman (playing through July 1st): Smash-Hit Broadway Comedy. Sponsored by Rotz & Stonesifer Public Accountants.
Write Me a Murder by Frederick Knott (July 3 - 15): Mystery-Drama. Sponsored by Apple Leaf Abstracting & Settlement Company and Martha B. Walker Law Office.
Proposals by Neil Simon (July 17-29): Wil Love stars in this Nostalgic Comedy. Sponsored by Valpack of Cumberland County and Schoenberger's Restaurant.
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry (July 31-August 12): Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy-Drama. Sponsored by F&M Trust.
Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming Written by Connie Ray, Conceived by Alan Bailey with Musical Arrangements by Mike Craver (August 14-26): Family Musical Comedy. Sponsored by Patriot Federal Credit Union.
For information on all Totem Pole Playhouse events including performance schedule and ticket prices, stop by the box office of call 717-352-2164 or 1-888-805-7056. Tickets may now be ordered online at
There's a seat waiting for you and beautiful Totem Pole Playhouse!

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