Danny Mosier as Milo Tindle. Photo by Simone Corprew
Wimberley Players present the mystery-thriller, ‘Sleuth’
Anthony Shaffer’s first-class mystery thriller “Sleuth” opens on the Wimberley Players stage Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 17.
Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer with an obsession for game-playing and fiction. Upon the discovery of his wife’s affair, he invites her lover to his country home for the weekend. A fiendishly cunning game of cat-and-mouse follows, filled with plotted murder, jealousy and revenge. The plot’s twists and turns are audacious, and audiences will be asked not to reveal the outcome.
“Sleuth” opened in 1970 at England’s Royal Theatre in Brighton and later it debuted on Broadway where it ran for 1,222 performances. It received the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Play. In 1972, Shaffer adapted the play for film, which was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. Another film adaptation was released in 2007 with a screenplay by Harold Pinter. The 2007 film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Michael Caine and Jude Law.
Andrew Wyke is played by Joseph Falocco*, an actor, dramaturg, director, author, and Associate Professor of English at Texas State University. He previously directed The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Playhouse. Milo Tindle is played by Danny Mosier, a WP alum seen in recent productions of “It Had to Be You,” “A Lion in Winter” and “The Odd Couple,” among others.
The ensemble also includes Raymond Sine as Inspector Doppler, Myron Sandie as Detective Sergeant Tarrant, and Eryn Madison as Police Constable Higgs.
Directed by Laura Haygood, the Executive Producer is Adam Witko. Sleuth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professiona Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 17
Three Weekends; Twelve Performances, both Live and Streaming.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m..
Thursday Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 are limited social-distant seating.
Reserved seating $22; Student tickets $18 with ID. (Prices include fees)
Live Online Streaming Prices begin at $22.
The theatre is operating at 100% capacity, and masks are optional.
Tickets are available at wimberleyplayers.org or by calling (512) 847-0575.
The Wimberley Players is located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676
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