Theatre department to perform murder mystery drama
Angelina College’s theatre department will present “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Theater.
Cast members include Raquel Rothschild as Margot Wendice, Cody Cater as Tony Wendice, Alex Mize as Max Halliday, Dylan Holland as Captain Lesgate, Lindsey Dobbins as Inspector Hubbard and Nicholos Trusclair as Thompson.
Director Kary Raine, AC theatre instructor, leads a stage crew made up of Sarah Flowers as stage manager, Blaze Steptoe and Alyssa Moss as assistant stage managers, Cassidy Kelly as costume designer, Retha Powers as properties master, Natalie Kai helping with properties, Moss as run crew chief and Karlee Cline and Donna Martin as backstage crew members.
Also, the crew includes Meredith Taylor, AC stage operations manager, as production manager, lighting designer and sound designer and Andrew Reed, AC theatre instructor, as scenic designer.
The murder mystery premiered in 1952 on BBC Television before being performed on stage in London’s West End and then on Broadway in New York City. It became well known when the film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in 1954 and starred Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.
The play’s antagonist, Tony Wendice, a retired tennis player, discovers his wife, Margot, is having an affair and plots to murder her. The story becomes twisted when Margot kills the man Tony has hired to kill her. Margot is found guilty of murder and is sentenced to death.
The New York Times said the play is “. . . original and remarkably good theatre—quite in style but tingling with excitement underneath.”
Community, college celebrate black history
Angelina College Visual and Performing Arts Department is hosting a Black History Month art exhibition from Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Feb. 27 and a poetry slam Feb. 12 in the Angelina Center for the Arts Gallery.
The opening night’s festivities, including the one-night-only Poetry Slam, followed by the art exhibit reception, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Members of AC’s Live Poet’s Society will share the art of the spoken word, and East Texas visual artists will display paintings, drawings and sculpture relating to the African American perspective.
Artists exhibiting their work include Blake Bean, Blake Bean Jr., Kamarie Clark, Dwight Gipson, Felicia Hogg, Teresa Proctor, Karen Moore-Christopher and Gary Roberts.
The opening-night reception is free to the public.
For more information about this event, call (936) 633-5233, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.