Cast announced for ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

Hamilton County Theatre Guild’s Belfry Theatre announces the cast of “Rehearsal for Murder,” a murder mystery play in the first show of the 2022-23 season for the theater, beginning its 58th season in the fall.

Here’s the cast, announced by director Diane W. Wilson, in order of appearance:

  • Alex Dennison -- Kelly Keller of Fishers
  • Ernestine --  Molly Kraus of Fishers
  • Sally Bean --  Anna E Blower of Anderson
  • Monica Welles --  Ameetha Widdershins of Fishers
  • Loretta --  Cindy Duncan of Carmel
  • Lloyd Andrews -- Alex Dantin of Westfield
  • Bella Lamb --  Kim O’Mara of Indianapolis
  • Karen Daniels --  Olivia Carrier of Noblesville
  • David Mathews --  Gideon Roark of Yorktown
  • Leo Gibbs -- Eric Bowman of Noblesville
  • Male Police Officer --  Mason Cordell Hardiman of Indianapolis
  • Female Police Officer -- Tanya Keller of Fishers
  • Frank Heller -- Chris Taylor of Frankfort, IN
  • Mr. Santoro -- Evan Zatkulak of Indianapolis
  • Lieutenant Henry McElroy -- Richard Wilson of Carmel

The show, adapted by D.D. Brooke from the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link. The play is directed by Diane W. Wilson of Carmel and stage managed by Fran Knapp of Noblesville.

Synopsis: A year following the untimely death of a famous onscreen actress and an up-and-coming  Broadway star, a famous playwright (and the former fiancé of the star) assembles all those who  last interacted with the actress under the pretense of reading excerpts from a new play he is  writing. Even though the actress’s death was ruled as a suicide, the playwright believes  otherwise, and he plans to prove it and trap a killer as the scenes from his new play come to life.

The Years: 1980 (opening night of the comedy Chamber Music by Alex Dennison, the after party,  and the death of Monica Welles) & 1981 (exactly one year after the opening and Monica’s death)

The Settings: A Broadway Stage & Monica Wells’ Study

Performances: Sept. 23-Oct. 2, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at The Ivy Tech Auditorium, 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville.

Tickets will go on sale soon