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Dial M for Murder
a Drama
by Fredrick Knott

COMPANY : Canton Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Canton Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 1209

SHOWING : April 21, 2005 - April 23, 2005



A story of greed, blackmail and murder. Tony Wendice has married for money and now plans to murder his wife for the same reason. This exciting melodrama had a highly successful run on Broadway and on the road. “Original and remarkably good theatre…quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath”-NY Times. “It’s a holiday for the who-dunit fans, and, as such, it couldn’t be more welcome” NY Tribune.

Stage Manager Hillari Fowlkes
Inspector Hammoond Jim Adams
Margot Wendice Dawn Lokey
Tony Wendice Mike Wasson
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A delightful whodoneit
by Nettie
Sunday, April 24, 2005
I greatly enjoy going to the Canton Theatre. From the kind people at the box office who take your reservations for the ticket, to the folks who help seat you (in a beautiful theatre space -- I do not believe there is truly a bad seat in the house! which is amazing!) to sitting and enjoying the show, the entire experience is a positive thing. (the lady at the box office is so nice-- this is only my third time to order tickets there and she remembered me by name and was helpful and concientious in calling me back to make sure I get to reserve a ticket for what was to become a sold out show.) I'm not big on crowds, ok that's an understatement, I often go out of my way to avoid a crowd-- but even with every seat in the house filled, things did not feel cramped or crowded. And the show was great!! The set was beautiful, the use of the lighting in the play I especially liked-- which is hard to explain here-- but there were use of lamps to make it look more home- like (it was set in the married couple's home) and certain times they dimmed certain lights to show that folks were hiding in the dark.

Mike Wasson was extremely convincing as Tony Wendice, the gentleman scheming to kill his wife. (and after being the loveable nazi in cabaret as well,Mike, it's time to be a good guy in your next play so you can stop creeping people out as a villian!! LOL) He had the complex task of letting certain characters (and thus also the audience) know he was behind certain things happening in the plot, but come off to other characters as if he knew nothing. Thus lying, but trying to look as if he wasn't lying, with the audience in the know all along. Dawn Lokey was a wonderful Margot. Her reactions througout the play were impressive, real. Interactions between Margot and Max were lovely. There were so many clever, funny lines, and I do believe Inspector Hubbard had a good many of them! He tied everything together so well. The timing was comfortable, the scene changes quick and painless (which is always impressive to me) The play was a little long, but I truly did not realize this until the play was over, and I looked down at my watch. It was a fun plot full of fun details that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time-- trying to put the puzzle pieces together. Kudos to Martin Smith, director, cast and crew!
Great Job Canton Theatre!
or rather a delightful howdidtheydoit by Nettie
Just thought I would clarify-- you know who is behind everything all along, it's finding out how it all happened that turns it into your typical murder mystery novel type of fun!


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