Murder Weapon Takes CentreStage
By Mike Butler
CentreStage Theatre in Kentville has staged its fair share of white-knuckle whodunits over the years. Nothing, however, has prepared audiences for their latest mystery: Murder Weapon.
Murder Weapon, written by Brian Clemens, is a hypnotic mystery ready to challenge any armchair detective. So, you say you’ve read all the Agatha Christie books eh? And all the John Grisham, James Patterson, and Sue Grafton mysteries? Well, you seem pretty sure of your detecting skills then don’t you? Brace yourselves sleuths of the Valley, you’re going to have a run for your money with this one.
When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the choral society, they arrive to a horrifying scene. Diane’s husband Paul has been shot dead, and ex-convict Charley Mirren is standing over him bearing a gun. Open and shut case, you say, perhaps not. Murder Weapon will certainly appeal to the detective in everyone!
The play is directed by George Henry and Peter Booth, and the stellar cast includes (in order of appearance) Chantal Murphy, Kevin Pearle, Bryen Stoddard, Paul Abela, Darrell Doucette, Carolyn Landry, and Richard Richard. And not only is Peter Booth the co-director of Murder Weapon, he’s also the featured artist gracing the walls of the CentreStage lobby this month. You should make sure to check out his beautiful work during your visit, and to buy a ballot for the ticket draw this month for a TAN Coffee prize package filled with tea, chocolate, coffee, mystery novels and MORE!
Performance dates for Murder Weapon are: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm, with matinees on May 13 at 2pm. Doors open at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinees.Tickets are: adults $15, seniors/students $12, and children 12 and under $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time and it is strongly recommended that you call for reservations at 902-678-8040. For more information about upcoming shows, auditions, volunteer positions, workshops etc, visit the website at centrestagetheatre.ca or find them on Facebook. Enjoy the show!