WHEN: July 15 – August 14, 2011
Welcome to classic film nostalgia meets theatrical storytelling Spark-style, where audience members sit inside the apartment of LB Jeffries, a world-travelling photographer re-cooperating from a broken leg from his last assignment. While holed up in his studio, Jeffries sees the comings and goings of all his neighbors, and when he swears he has evidence that would convict his neighbor of murder, his girlfriend, nurse, and the police are all caught up in a world that may just be one restless man’s delusions.
An adaptation based on the original Cornell Woolrich’s 1942 short story, “It Had to Be Murder”.
WHY WE ARE EXCITED: As far as theatre companies go, Spark Theatre is one of the newest kids on the block. But that certainly has no bearing on what they are able to bring to the table. Dangerous Liaisons was a wonderful beginning, in which they used their intimate 30 seat space to heighten the intimacy and power of the piece. Following that up with a show set in the living room of man’s apartment is a stroke of genius, and we are seriously curious how that will play out.