Clague Playhouse presents 'An Act of the Imagination'

"An Act of the Imagination" by Bernard Slade is a masterful suspense tale involving a successful mystery writer Arthur Putnam (played by Robert Hawkes), whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance – a vivid and adulterous romance. His son Simon (Nate Homolka), his second wife Julia (Mary Alice Beck), and his editor Holly (Lainne Davis) marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair.

Enter a woman, Brenda (Jenny Erbs), intent on blackmail: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting. The cast also features Kirk Brown as Detective Sergeant Fred Burchitt and Pam Matthews as Brooke Carmichael and is directed by Rose Leininger.

"An Act of the Imagination" opens Friday, March 13, and closes Sunday, April 5, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID) and may be purchased by calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m. or visiting Clague Playhouse is located at 1371 Clague Road in Westlake.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 10:05 AM, 03.03.2020