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Murder Mystery Unfolds At Town Players Of New Canaan

A murder-mystery opens Oct. 28 at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park.
A murder-mystery opens Oct. 28 at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park. Photo Credit: Google Maps

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A murder mystery will take place in New Canaan.

"Getting Away With Murder," the Town Players of New Canaan’s 70th anniversary season opener, has all the elements of a superb murder mystery. There's a nearly abandoned Manhattan high-rise, the unexpected discovery of a dead body and seven suspects who decide to play detective.

Written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, the show opens later this month at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park.

While each character has a different back story, they have two things in common — a scandalous past and a relationship with the murdered man, according to director Joel Fenster,

“It’s definitely more challenging to direct an ensemble piece. But it's also more fun," he said.

Stephen DiRocco and Kyle Runestad, both of Wilton; Jessie Gilbert, of Cos Cob; Jonathan Jacobson, of Litchfield; April Lichtman, of Easton; Rob Nichols, Jean Marie McCormick and Nick Priscott, all of Stamford; Olivia Etchings, of Lincoln, N.H., and Arthur “Kitt” Watson star in the show. 

There are shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from Oct. 28 through Nov. 12, as well as performances at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.

For tickets, call (203) 966-7371 or visit www.TPNC.org.

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