"The Smell of the Kill" by Michele Lowe will conclude Western Reserve Playhouse's 2013 summer season.
The play is directed by Alex Nine, with set by Walt Kaminski and stage management by Kendra Schaefer.
The mystery will be staged Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 13 through 28, with curtain at 8 p.m.
The cast includes Jen Klika as Nicky, Cristy Wright as Molly, Chris White as Debra with Michael Cranston as Jay, Michael James as Danny and Nick Hahn as Marty. In the play, all three women seem happily married, but as they talk, more is revealed about the reality of their relationships. One's husband is up on charges of embezzling millions of dollars, one hasn't has sex in over six months and the other's husband flirts with every woman he sees and has been having an affair for over a year.
Then as fate would have it Nicky's husband can't resist showing the men his new meat locker. Because it has a faulty door the men are trapped inside and yell and bang for help. While the women listen they slowly ponder whether they should let them out or not. The resulting debate provides some of the best laughs in this dark comedy and much suspense.
Western Reserve Playhouse is at 3326 Everett Road, on the corner of Revere Road. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
For details or reservations, call 330-620-7314 for reservations.