The Lodger Takes Up Residence at Workshop Theatre Jan. 8

News   The Lodger Takes Up Residence at Workshop Theatre Jan. 8 Maire Martello's 90-minute stage adaptation of the 1913 London-set thriller The Lodger begins performances at the Workshop Theatre Jan. 8.

Directed by Antony Marsellis, The Lodger brings to life the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel about the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders that plagued London at the turn of the century. Performances will continue through Feb. 1.

The cast comprises Kristen Lowman ("Picket Fences"), George Innes ("Upstairs/Downstairs"), Amanda Jones (Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh) and John Martello (Damon Runyon's Tales of Broadway).

In The Lodger, press notes state, "we meet the Buntings who have a lodgings house and are in need of tenants. Ellen Bunting is visited by a mysterious gentleman, Mr. Sleuth. He seems to have plenty of money, some strange requests and odd nocturnal habits that his money make more palatable. He also has a mania for privacy and a black bag that he takes with him everywhere. Is he the answer to Ellen's prayers or is she harboring a psychotic killer in her home?"

The Lodger has designs by Craig Napoliello (set design), Isabelle Fields (costume design) and Mike Riggs (lighting design).

Tickets, priced $18, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101. The Workshop Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.

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