Murder by Natural Causes
by Sam Bass Community Theatre
Feb. 21 - Mar. 17
Murder by Natural Causes centers around Arthur Sinclair, a world-famous mentalist, and his wife, Allison, who is planning to murder him. With the aid of a struggling young actor, Allison hatches an ingenious, seemingly foolproof scheme — but is it? How do you murder someone who might possess genuine psychic gifts? The smart script is loaded with unexpected shocks, double-crosses and twists.
The play will be directed by Dale Roe, a theatre veteran new to the Sam Bass who founded Chicagoland's popular Gag Reflex sketch comedy ensemble and its Austin offshoot, which performed throughout central Texas for a decade in the early 2000s.
"What attracted me to this script," Roe says, "is how smart it is. I read through dozens of popular and obscure mystery plays and found most of the scenarios to be outrageous with very broad and unrealistic characters. Kelly's script, in contrast, is grounded in reality despite its apparently supernatural subject matter, and the characters talk and behave like real people — awful people, some of them, to be sure. But, real. Everything that happens in this play could happen in real life."
February 21 - March 17, 2019
600 North Lee Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664
Opening night is Feb. 21, 2019. The production runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Mar. 17.
For more information, visit sambasstheatre.org.
[poster image via GoldStar.com]