This is my second time at the Towle Theater. I have to thank Jeff Casey once again for allowing me to photograph the rehearsal. Oh it was a tricky one to photograph this time. Shadows everywhere, to set the scene for a mystery.
"A suspense comedy", as the Theater wrote on their website. A mystery unfolds that needs to be solved. A "who did it", followed by dum dum dum dum . . . something is afoot, as the characters do double takes just to make sure you understand the gravity of the mystery.
This play wraps you up in the mystery. Everyone, at some time in their life, enjoyed being a sleuth, detective, flat foot, investigating with deductive reasoning, while being pointed to distractions that lead you in the wrong direction. You ask Why? You drill down and ask Why? again, like a child or broken record. You get to the root of the mystery, then build it back up into a scenario of what really took place.
The cast was great. I would never have expected less from them, nor from their director. So with that, here is the cast starting by their character name first. The production staff are at the end of this blog.
See the shadow in the lower right corner of this next photo! Would have been cool if the photographer could have stepped up his game to get more of it in the shot . . . (yes, meaning me).
There are twists everywhere. This next part put on another layer of "who's the spy". I started looking at everything as a setup from the spy ring. Who do you trust? How is Hannay going to figure this out? It made it interesting all the way to the end, which that feeling in itself was also interesting.
These next couple photos are of the police doing another double take as they search the train looking for their murderer.