Emlyn Williams’ thriller Night Must Fall will open the 2002 summer season at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, topping a line-up which also includes the musical My One and Only and the comedy The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, in what must be the first summer stock appearance of the Charles Busch play, which is still playing on Broadway. The season will run from June 17 to Sept. 7.
Night Must Fall had a Broadway revival in 1998, with Matthew Broderick in the central role of the disturbed young murderer. Meanwhile, My One and Only, the hybrid Gershwin musical which Tommy Tune and Twiggy made a hit on Broadway, is having a major revival in London.
Rounding out the roster are the drama Mass Appeal and Swingtime Canteen. The season runs as follows:
Night Must Fall , June 17-29.
Mass Appeal" , July 15-27
My One + Only , July 29-August 10
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife , August 12-24
Swingtime Canteen , August 26-September 7
No casting or directors have been announced at this point. Last year, such performers as Estelle Parson, Sandy Duncan and Lee Roy Reams graced the Cape stage. The Playhouse was founded by Raymond Moore. The quaint, white shingled, 600-seat theatre was built in 1838 and features a wrap-around balcony. Among the many noteworthy productions to be staged there over the years was a 1937 Hamlet starring Eva LeGallienne in the title role and Uta Hagen, in her professional debut, as Ophelia.
Tickets run $15-$35. The Cape Playhouse is located in Dennis, MA, at 820 Route 6A. For more information, call (508) 385-3911.