The Playhouse at Museum Village begins its 24th season on May 3 with the suspense thriller “Getting Away with Murder."
MONROE. The Playhouse at Museum Village begins its 24th season on May 3 with the suspense thriller “Getting Away with Murder."


Photo provided by Bruce Roman The Playhouse at Museum Village begins its 24th season on May 3 with the suspense thriller “Getting Away with Murder." Pictured from left to right are cast members Joseph Jervais, Paula Donovan, J.R. Carter And Lisa DiBlasi.

The Playhouse at Museum Village begins its 24th season with “Getting Away with Murder,” a suspense thriller written by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim.
Performances are scheduled for May 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th 17th and 18th at 8 p.m., and on Sundays, May 5th and May 19th, at 3 p.m.
The plot
This non-musical theatre piece by Stephen Sondheim, co-written with George Furth, is a thriller that puts seven patients of a psychiatrist together for a session on the top floor of an apartment building, with the doctor permanently unavailable.
The play is propelled by a series of twists and turns and red herrings, along with some hold-your-breath shocks, all culminating in an explosive surprise ending.
Act One is a "whodunit" and by its end the audience knows the murderer.
Act Two becomes a suspense play … will the characters figure it out?
Will someone actually be "getting away with murder?"
The play is directed by Steve Davis.
Productions in July, September and November
The Playhouse’s season continues with the July production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “The Fox on the Fairway”. In September, The Playhouse presents the Dolly Parton musical, “9 to 5” based on the popular movie. The season concludes in November with Neil Simon’s comedy, “God’s Favorite”.
Subscriptions that offer savings and other benefits are available for the May-July-September productions and can be obtained by calling the Box Office.
Essentials
All performances are at The Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M, in Monroe.
Tickets to individual performances are $25 each, which includes dessert at intermission consisting of apple pie, ice cream, cheese, iced tea and coffee.
Group rates are available and reservations are suggested.
For more information, call the Box Office at (845) 294-9465 or visit AtThePlayhouse.org.
Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players, Inc. is an incorporated, non-profit organization that has been performing in the mid-Hudson since 1978.