Last Chance to catch the world premiere of Charles Higham's mystery-comedy, Murder By Moonlight, at El Portal's Circle Theatre. Performances began April 14 for a run through May 14, under the direction of Peggy Shannon. The 99-seat L.A. theatre is part of the new El Portal Center for the Arts, whose artistic director is Jeremiah Morris.Murder is a mystery-farce set in 1930s England. Love triangles abound, life is an endless cat-and mouse game of love and intrigue, and people's actions are governed by seances, spirituality -- and blackmail.
The cast includes William H. Bassett, Mimi Cozzens, Peter Husman, Holly Mitchell, Zale Morris, Gary Newton, Leslie Simms and Stuart Thompson. Barbara Haber is the producer.
El Portal is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in NoHo. For tickets and information call (818) 508-4200 or Telecharge (800) 233-3123. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent