Westport artistic advisor Anne Keefe curates the "Script in Hand" series, which will present Frederick Knott's thriller in November, as well as Philip Barry's Holiday on Dec. 12.
Dial 'M' for Murder features Campion (Journey's End, Our Town) as Max, Reilly (Superior Donuts, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) as Lesgate, Shanahan (The 39 Steps, Tryst) as Tony and Tony Award nominee Whitehead (Camelot, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Inspector Hubbard.
Additional casting for the 7 PM reading will be announced shortly.
According to Westport, "Dial 'M' for Murder asks the question: is there such a thing as a perfect murder? Tony married Margot for her money, and now plans to murder her for the same reason. When the murderer gets murdered, Tony takes the opportunity to have Margot convicted of the crime. Will Inspector Hubbard of Scotland Yard and Margot’s would-be-lover be able to turn the tables on Tony and save Margot from the gallows?"
Here's how Westport bills Holiday: "Johnny Case is a promising, brash young man of business engaged to Julia Seton, a girl of great wealth and social standing. Johnny refuses to waste his youth in pursuit of the almighty dollar. He wants to live life while he is young and work when he is older. When he achieves a huge financial success, he announces his intention to do just that. This doesn’t sit well with Julia’s family. When they attempt to force him into society’s accepted mold, only younger sister Linda becomes his potential ally." Tickets for the Script in Hand series are $15. For tickets, visit WestportPlayhouse.