Mystery, comedy 'Afoot' at Hudson Players

by April Helms Published:

The Hudson Players will are currently preparing the musical comedy mystery spoof "Something's Afoot" for it's Feb. 1 opening at the Barlow Community Center at 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson.

Opening night audience members are invited out after the show for a reception afterwards with cast and crew at Hudson's Restaurant on the Green in Hudson. More information is available at www.hudsonplayers.com, or by calling 330-655-8522.

"Something's Afoot," with book, music and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach and additional music by Ed Linderman. pokes light hearted fun at the murder mystery genre. It touches all the well know detective story favorites with a particular focus on Agatha Christie and her show "And Then There Were None."

Performances are scheduled for Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23 The show is directed by Dave Stebbins with a cast that includes:

Jennifer Matis as Lettie - "The saucy maid" (Cockney)

Fig Jankowski as Flint - "The caretaker" (Cockney)

Jerry Schaber as Clive - "The fussy butler"

Martha Kriley as Hope Langdon - "The Young Ingenue"

Gary Maher as Dr. Grayburn - "The family doctor"

Mike Guffey as Nigel Rancour - "The black sheep nephew"

Kathy Steiner as Lady Grace Manley-Prowde - "The Grande Dame"

Mark Levigne as Colonel Gillweather - "The old army man"

Holly Reimer as Miss Tweed - "The tweedy, elderly amateur detective"

Kirk Worcester as Geoffrey - "The juvenile; the uninvited guest"

While all about poking fun at traditional murder mysteries (and even paying a little homage to them) the story involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, its a race against the clock to find out whodunit.

For details, visit www.hudsonplayers.com, email info@hudsonplayers.com or call 330-655-8522.

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