Tickets are available for the Thebes Players/LowellArts! dinner theatre production of Norman Robbins’ popular gothic comedy thriller, “A Tomb with a View.” The fast moving play is the perfect WHODUNNIT for the fall season with a witty plot that will keep the audience guessing right up until the end. It will be presented at Larkin’s Other Place, 301 W. Main Street, Downtown Lowell on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 26, 27, November 2, 3, 9 and 10. A Sunday matinee will be held November 4. Tickets for Dinner & Theatre (reserved seating – advance reservations required) are $23; Show Only: $12 in advance & at the door.
The cast includes John Foley as Penworthy; Mike Lally as Lucien Tomb; Yvonne Alles as Dora Tomb; Janna Chesser as Emily Tomb; Dean Borth as Marcus Tomb; Martha Hayden as Anne Franklin; Laurie Kuna as Agatha Hammond and Freda Mountjoy; Rob Freund as Perry Potter; and Sarah Harmon as Monica Tomb.
“It’s exciting to be doing a darkly funny murder mystery play right around Halloween. The cast of characters is a warped version of the Addams Family. There are shades of Arsenic and Old Lace and Ten Little Indians that the audience will enjoy,” commented director Brent Alles.
The play is set in a sinister old library presided over by a portrait of a grim-faced, mad-eyed old man. An aged lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of dollars) to an equally sinister family, one member of which has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga of Julius Caesar and a third member is a gentle old lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds! By the third act, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion. A comedy not to miss