Murder is his business and generally speaking Edward Bare is a successful “business man.” Married first to Monica, rich, doting and many years his senior, Edward waits amicably for her to die. It is not “poor Monnie’s fault” that he comes one day to the mistaken conclusion that she is about to make a will in favor of her sister, and decides that, his only course is to hasten her end. But Edward has misjudged the old woman for she meant to leave him everything. As it is, he finds himself with less than he had when she was alive. Edward is not daunted: He looks around for another rich fish to net, and finds the answer to this pressing necessity in the person of Freda Jefferies, wealthy widow of a hotel proprietor. Freda, who has always seen that her head ruled her heart, marries Edward, at the same time keeping a tight hold on her purse strings. This does not suit Edward and when Charlotte Young, another rich woman, arrives on the scene, he is all set to remove the one that irks him most. Charlotte appears easier game than the tough Freda, and Edward sets about staging the scene for an exciting last situation. Which lady will receive the brunt of his murdering tactics? Packed with suspense and thrills, the machinations of the killer’s mind are laid bare for the observation of the audience, and the twists are unexpected and spine-chilling.
“Murder Mistaken” by Janet Green is Curtain Call’s upcoming Production opening March 3 at Russian River Hall. And it promises to be a real smash hit. Ms. Green is also the author of many well known mysteries for the screen including “Midnight Lace”, “Victim”, and “Cast A Dark Shadow”.
Make sure you also look into the rest of the Season while you’re at it. You can still purchase your Season 2017 passes at 25% off the regular prices. You may even apply your regular ticket for “Murder Mistaken” to the rest of the season. (Sorry, but Pay What You Can Fridays are not applicable for this Special).
Call 707-524-8739 and reserve today; OR call 707-867-6866 for details about our 2017 Season.
See you at the HALL.
Russian River Hall
CURTAIN CALL THEATRE 2017 Season
A SEASON OF VERY BAD BOYS AND GIRLS. Come join the fun and save on your Season Ticket available now. (See accompanying Details of Post Card)
by Janet Green
March 3-25, 2017
No one can weave a murder mystery better than the Brits, and this one is in the tradition of the great Agatha Christie and all the other mystery writers who followed in her footsteps. Observe the charming young conniver as he plots one victim’s murder and finds out that he made an error in judgment that may work to undo his final scheme. You’ll be on the edge of your seat. A needed change from the usual Holiday jingle bells!
by Michael Frayn
June 2-24, 2017
This outrageous and absolutely hilarious, send-up of theater people and all their shenanigans has become a staple of theaters all over the country and the Continent. The egotistical director, the alcoholic jaded old actor, the self-absorbed ingenue, the maniacal stage manager, and all the other characters that populate this zany farce are all there for your delight and enjoyment. It’s a treat. Don’t miss it.
By Oscar Wilde
September 1-23, 2017
The biblical siren dances off her seven veils only to reveal her insatiable appetite for flesh and blood, as only the Master of the Edwardian English stage could have dreamed it. Enjoy the sensuality and deprivation of one of the most legendary figures in history, the ultimate femme fatale.
Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gianfriddo
December 1- 23, 2017
The recent New York sensation is a hilarious and insightful look at sex, feminism, relationships, marriage, and a whole lot of other juicy subjects. It is also a re-assessment of our modern mores, seen through the eyes of three generations of women from the eras of Germaine Greer to Phyllis Schlaffley. An exciting evening awaits you with some wallops for laughs.
Russian River Hall
Intimacy comes in many forms. In our current production “Intimate Treasures” you will experience several facets of intimacy with spouses, ex-spouses, our history, our country, and most of all people like you and me.
Join us for a full evening of short plays by five different authors, plays that will tickle your funny bone and linger with you for a good while after you leave the theater. We are also proud to present among these a West Coast Premiere of a short play by the budding young New York playwright Laura Rohrman. It’s an evening to remember.
Performances are as follows:
Fridays December 2*, 9*, 16 at 8PM
Saturdays ONLY December 10 and 17+at 8PM;
(Note: NO Saturday December 3 performance);
and Sunday Matinees December 4 and 11, at 2PM
(See the posted post card for full cast and roster of Directors)
Admission is $20 General, and $15 Seniors over 60 and Students with ID.
* Remember only the first two Fridays December 2 and December 9 are “Pay What You Can”. All other performances are regular price.
+Our closing Night Saturday December 17 is our traditional Champagne Gala Buffet Fund-raising Event, with Korbel Champagne and wines, non-alcoholic beverages, and desserts. Minimum Donation is $40; anything over $20 is tax-deductible. Doors open at 7PM and curtain is at 8PM.
We are located at 20347 Highway 116 in Monte Rio just one block East of the Rio Theatre. Ample Parking is across from the Rio Theatre.
To reserve your tickets call 707-524-8739. Please speak clearly and slowly. Leave your Name, Phone Number, Date of Performance, and Number of Tickets you wish to purchase. We will confirm your reservation by phone only. No credit cards at this time please. Only cash and personal checks will be accepted.
Calls two hours prior to any performance will not be returned. Come to the theater and we will guarantee you a seat.
We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to your attendance. Thank you.
Russian River Hall
Curtain Call 2017 Auditions
Auditions for Curtain Call’s 2017 Season December 5 & 6 at 7PM at Russian River Hall, 20347 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462. Call 707-849-4873 for scripts and directions:
Plays and Dates are:
- Murder Mistaken by Janet Green; Rehearsals January and February; Performances March 3 through 25; Set Strike and Cast Party March 26.
- Noises Off by Michael Frayn; Rehearsals April and May; Performances June 2 through 24; Set Strike and Cast Party June 25;
- Salome by Oscar Wilde; Rehearsals July and August; Performances September 2 through 23; Set Strike and Cast Party September 24;
- Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo; Rehearsals September 26 through November 30; Performances December 2 through 16;Set Strike and Cast Party December 17.
Russian River Hall
20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA, 95462