Peninsula Players Theatre continues its 80th season July 8 – 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott. Dial M for Murder was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic film.
Tony, a former professional tennis player, has grown accustomed to the lavish lifestyle made possible by his heiress wife, Margot. Convinced Margot is having an affair, Tony, rather than play victim to her waning affections, begins to plot her demise.
“A man plans the perfect murder,” said director Joe Foust, “but the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”
Between cocktails a game of cat and mouse, laced with blackmail and intrigue, begins. When Tony’s precise plans go awry he must improvise an equally deadly plan and stay one step ahead of the police.
Dial M for Murder has been translated into 24 languages and the play has been produced in more than 30 countries. As tension vigorously mounts alongside Tony’s tenacity to get away with murder, all while he exudes great charm and charisma. The continuous and sinister game Tony plays with his wife, college classmate and the seemingly disinterested Scotland Yard detective, keeps audiences spellbound.
Foust celebrates his 16th season with the Players. The cast includes Jay Whittaker, Katherine Keberlein, Matt Holzfeind, Neil Friedman, Tim Monsion, Peter Brian Kelly and Matt Super.
The Peninsula Players perform Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm, except for July 26 at 4 pm. Tickets range from $36 to $42. To reserve tickets, call 920.868.3287 or visit peninsulaplayers.com.