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Holliston Residents in Local Production of Absolutely Murder

by Press Release
March 1, 2018

TCAN Players production of “Absolutely Murder” opens in Natick March 2.

TCAN Players production of “Absolutely Murder” opens in Natick March 2.

What happens when you put together a girl, her two rival boyfriends, her aunt and a real estate agent in an old abandoned mill with a body that just won’t stay dead? Find out, as The plot thickens in the murderously funny TCAN Players’ production of Guernsey LePelley’s play, “Absolutely Murder” which opens at The Center for Arts in Natick on March 2.

Holliston Resident Paul Gillespie is making his third appearance on the Natick stage as Dr. Hooker in the Players' production of “Absolutely Murder”, He most recently appeared with the TCAN Players in the ensemble of They’re Playing Our Song this past June and he played Jake in "Jake's Women" back in 2010. Paul also directed the Players’ 2011 production of Proof. Other Hobbies of Paul’s include scuba diving, and distance road cycling.

Holliston Resident Alessandra Bono Horton is thrilled to be making her TCAN Players debut as Nan in "Absolutely Murder." Alessandra is a graduate of both Walnut School for the Arts and NYU. Other Favorite roles of Alessandra's include playing Beverly in "Shadow Box" right after college. When she is not working on a show, Alessandra is a very professional mom of two.

A body - which just won’t stay dead, it seems - is found in a chest in an abandoned gunpowder factory. This has all the elements of the classic “dark-and-stormy-night” mysteries - a young girl and her two rival boyfriends, stranger-than-strange strangers, a mysterious doctor, a murderer, and that corpse that just won’t stay put!  Find out which boyfriend Kate decides to marry, who the murderer is, and what happens to the wandering corpse!

The production is directed by Jennifer Rich and is sponsored by MutualOne Bank. Friday’s opening night audience is invited to a reception immediately following the performance.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS
“Absolutely Murder” opens March 2 and runs for 7 shows through March 11. Performances are at 8pm on March 2-3 and 9-10-11; with Sunday matinees at 2pm on March 4 and 11. Tickets are $22/$20 for members ($12 students/seniors), and are available through the box office (508.647.0097); or at www.natickarts.org.

The Center for Arts in Natick is located at 14 Summer Street, Natick, in a restored 1875 firehouse. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

WHAT: The TCAN Players present “Absolutely Murder” by Guernsey LePelley
WHEN: March 2-4, 9-11, 2018
WHERE: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick
MORE: Tickets $22/$20 TCAN members ($12 students/seniors). Available at the box office (508.647.0097) or at www.natickarts.org



Above. An Old abandon mill makes the perfect setting for murder, or doesn’t it? Think you can spot the murderer? Find out if your guess is correct in the TCAN Players production of “Absolutely Murder” opening March 2nd and running through March 11 at The Center for The Arts in Natick. Pictured Front (L-R) Sky Bentley (Bill Del Sesto), Kate Landson (Hannah Clifford), Aunty Bess (Shelly Truax), and Lane Burrage (Lucas Commons-Miller). Pictured Back (L-R) Emmeline (Krystyana Greaves), Mrs. Ranch (Cathy Merlo), Cordyce (Laura Steele), Dr. Hooker (Paul Gillespie), Dottie (Nancy Rodriguez), Nan (Alessandra Bono Horton) , and Lorna (Holly Kapinos). Photo credit: Jenn Butler.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jennifer Butler, Publicity Team (cell 857.222.8427)
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA 01760

 

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