For those who enjoy murder mysteries, “Out of Sight, Out of Murder,” with its combination of thrills, chills, murder and comedy is a hard combination to beat.
The Clockwork Repertory Theatre opens its 35th winter season with “Out of Sight, Out of Murder” on Saturday, January 17, 8:15 P.M. at the theater at 133 Main Street, Oakville, CT 06779.
The murder mystery by Fred Carmichael is directed by Susan P. Pantely.
Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm tears the fabric of time and imagination and Peter’s characters come to life.
There’s the lovely ingenue, the trusty butler, a feisty character woman, a dauntless hero, a fascinating “other woman,” the always pregnant serving girl, and the wily lawyer waiting for midnight to read the will.
Peter looses control of his characters and there is a murder; the intended victim is Peter. Other murders follow and the culprit is among characters who seem to know know a great deal about the subject.
Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author? Is romance with the ingenue leading anywhere? Where is the fortune mentioned in the will? All is solved ingeniously with romance, suspense and cosmic wit.
Other show dates for “Out of Sight, Out of Murder,” at The Clockwork Repertory Theatre will be on Fridays and Saturdays, Jan 25 & 26; Feb. 1 & 2 and 8 & 9; with the finale on Sat. Feb. 16. Show time is 8:15 P.M. Tickets are $18. Call the box office at 860.274.7247 for reservations and information