Weathervane Playhouse's 79th season continues with the mystery-thriller-chiller "Night Must Fall," directed by Eileen Moushey and presented live on stage through Oct. 27.
Written by Emlyn Williams, "Night Must Fall" is a psychological thriller containing all the elements of a classic British murder-mystery -- an autocratic dowager, her lonely spinster companion, a gloomy remote country home…and murder.
Set in 1935 in the English county of Essex, the play's action takes place inside a bungalow named Forest Corner, whose owner, Mrs. Branson, is a domineering -- but very wealthy -- widow and hypochondriac.
Olivia, Mrs. Bramson's niece and paid companion, is unhappy and lonely and longs for a life different than the one which fate has handed her. A feisty housekeeper, a flustered maid, and a genial neighbor round out the "regulars" at Forest Corner. But when a murdered woman's body is discovered nearby, everyone is stunned by this sudden jolt of violence into their quiet lives.
Into this mix enters a young man named Dan, whose charm and personality lights up the room, lifts the spirits of all, and earns him a spot in the household. But is he what he appears, or is something not quite right about him?
From there, a diabolical game of cat and mouse begins, climaxing in a desperate race to prevent yet another murder. The different faces of evil are unveiled in this vintage story of intrigue and suspense.
Ticket and show Information
Shows are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $21 each. Tickets for children (ages 17 or younger) and college students are $5 each at all performances. Additional discounts for groups of 10 or larger are also available.
The box office is open Mondays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and is also open beginning one hour before each performance. For tickets, visit or call the Weathervane box office at 330-836-2626 or visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.