Ocala Civic Theatre’s SLEUTH Runs Jan. 10-18

Ocala Civic Theatre's SLEUTH Runs Jan. 10-18 1 The mystery/thriller Sleuth will be live on stage January 10-18, 2015 at Ocala Civic Theatre.

unnamed-1The mystery/thriller Sleuth will be live on stage January 10-18, 2015 at Ocala Civic Theatre.

Mystery writer Andrew Wyke (Alex Pinkston) and handsome Milo Tindle (Deion Bruce Howard) have two loves in common: games and Andrew’s wife. When Andrew invites his young rival to his English country house, a battle of wits begins in which the two schemers attempt to outsmart each other – and commit the perfect crime.

As they cleverly manipulate and turn the tables on each other, the stakes grow ever higher in this ultimate game of cat-and-mouse. Predator becomes prey as the players constantly trade roles, savagely toying with each other through inventive tricks and disguises in a murderous masquerade.

Things take a tricky turn two days later when Inspector Doppler (R. Charles Beasley) of the local police pays a visit to Andrew’s home to investigate the disappearance of Milo Tindle. When Detective Sergeant Tarrant (Alfred MacGuffin) and Constable Higgs (George Selvin) stop by to follow up on the Inspector’s visit, the game gets even more complicated.

The deadly suspense builds with every riveting plot twist through a labyrinth of intrigue and illusions – until the shocking end. Intricate and flawlessly executed, this diabolical thriller deftly blends danger with dark humor, weaving a web of deceit and revenge.

Sleuth is directed by Chip Morris, who has appeared in or directed more than 60 local theatrical productions. Shows he has directed at Ocala Civic Theatre in recent seasons include The Odd Couple, Self-Help, Steel Magnolias, and When Bullfrogs Sing Opera at Ocala Civic Theatre. Production stage manager for Sleuth is Laura Bradford.

There will be seven public performances of Sleuth from January 10-18, 2015. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for full-time students (ID required for college students). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (352) 236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Full-price adult tickets are available online with a service charge.