Absolutely Dead

a murder mystery by Michael Walker

Absolutely Dead is a murder mystery in the spirit of Agatha Christie and seems to follow the "dark and stormy night" genre: eight people are stranded in a mansion on a remote island while a storm rages outside. However, the plot is anything but typical. By the end of the play, a rolling series of surprises builds to a remarkable conclusion. This is a family-appropriate play, suitable for children old enough to piece together a mystery.

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT: Michael Walker will join us for a Talk Back session at the conclusion of the performance on Saturday, May 18. Stay for an insightful discussion of developing murder mysteries and other points of stage craft.

Performance Dates

Thursday, May 16, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm
Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2:00 pm

The performances are color-coded:
White = lots of seats available
Yellow = a popular show
Red = few seats left
Black = Sold Out

Call the Calliope Box Office at 508-869-6887 for ticket availability.

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Jack Morgan: Evan Graber
Ruth Morgan: Cindy Graber
Jon Morgan: Nathen Wheeler
Colin Ashcroft: Richard Zuscak
Susan Ashcroft: Ginny Carpenter
Ben Martin: David Nestelbaum
Alice Martin: Elizabeth Jacoby
Nate: Matt Cogswell

Director / Producer: Dave Ludt
Assisant Director / Stage Manager: Doug Beller