Monday Always Leads to Murder opens April 26 at Playhouse
News - April 4, 2012 Edition
Private eye Harry Monday (Rick Mackenzie, left) and his pal, pawn shop owner, Sol Johar (Barry Fawcett) are not reacting terribly well to gunshots through the window of Harry's seedy office in the Lions comic production of Monday Always Leads to Murder, coming to Upper Canada Playhouse April 26-28.
Why it’s positively criminal how funny the upcoming Iroquois-Matilda Lions pro-duction of Monday Always Leads to Murder is!
Some of the characters die laughing.
Following in a tradition that dates back nearly 30 years, the Iroquois Lions (and friends) are taking to the stage at Upper Canada Playhouse this month with their latest theatrical offering, Pat Cook’s Monday Always Leads to Murder.
These highly anticipated plays, which are presented every two years, are one of the major fund raisers for the Iroquois-Matilda Lions.
Lions clubs have long been noted for their support of charitable organizations and works in South Dundas. The community often turns to area Lions for financial and volunteer support.
Funds raised by the productions at the Playhouse are invested right back into the South Dundas community.
Ticket holders for the 2012 production can look forward to an evening of laugh-out-loud comedy and to ensuring that the Iroquois-Matilda Lions can continue to be a strong presence in the South Dundas community.
The show’s volunteer cast has been in rehearsals since early February. As opening night gets closer, the production is transferring April 4 to the Playhouse. Rehearsals have been held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Iroquois, and the Iroquois United Church.
The cast is having a lot of fun with the play, which is set in the seedy New York office of one Harry Monday, private eye. The year is 1939: Prohibition has lately been repealed, Humphrey Bogart is big at the box office, Al Capone is big in Chicago and women (at least where Harry is concerned) are still “stacked.”
Harry will certainly have his hands full coping with dames, would-be actors, cops, burglars, mysterious Egyptian professors and bodies that just keep popping up at the most inconvenient times when he takes on the sinister Barnstable case.
The fantastic set for the show has been designed by John Thompson of the Playhouse and constructed by a crew under the leadership of Lion Jim Locke. Sean Free, technical director of the Playhouse, is operating sound and lights for the show. Wendy Gibb is directing.
Tickets are $20 each for the evening shows, April 26-28, and for the Saturday matinee: they are going very quickly. Contact any Iroquois Matilda Lion, Mustard’s Variety or Upper Canada Playhouse for tickets to Monday Always Leads to Murder.
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