Monday, April 20, 2009

Asheville High School Theatre Presents...

The Asheville High School Theatre Program will present Design for Murder on April 24-25, 7:30 p.m., and April 26, 2:00 p.m., in the AHS Arts Theatre.

Breaking from the comedic trend of the past several years, this semester’s advanced theatre class wanted to delve into the shadows of human nature. Design for Murder, first produced in 1931 as a touring show vehicle for Tallulah Bankhead, fit the bill. It is a terrific whodunit that should keep audience members guessing until the end.
Design for Murder tells the story of Celia Granger, a socialite widow, and her son David. The play opens on an engagement party for David and the daughter of a wealthy textile merchant. Celia has barely held the home together financially since her husband’s death some years ago, but the solution seems at hand. When a body is found just inside the gate of their Hudson River mansion the morning after the party, a search for the killer begins. Complications arise, including a second murder, before the thrilling climax of the play.
To find the Arts Theatre, enter the Asheville High School campus off Victoria. Tickets, $6 for adults and $4 for students, will be sold at the door.

For more information, call Theatre Director CJ Breland at 350-2641.

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