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While the Lights Were Out

by Jack Sharkey


January 19, 20*, 25, 26, 27, 25 Feb. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 7:30pm

January 21, 28**, Feb. 4, 11 @ 2pm

*denotes PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH performance

**denotes talk back performance 

† denotes captioned performance

Directed by: Libby Bakke

While the Lights Were Out is a delightful evening of mayhem and murder. A breathtaking comedy, full of laughter, surprises, and enough suspense to keep your audience on their toes. Lord Clive and Lady Monica Wickenham are hosting a dinner party that turns sour. A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! The detective examines the body and announces, "He's been strangled!" The question on everyone's mind: What happened while the lights were out? Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously.


Ian Sorensen as Benjamin Braddock

Claire Hachenberger as Alma Threedle

Holly Lorge as Lady Monica Wickenham

Darcy Lenardson as Jasmine Perdoo

Christopher Blanford as Algernon Wickenham

Jim Winkler as Lord Clive Wickenham

Bryce Keil as Pierre Pourri

Michael Davanzo as Roderick Remley

Tara Rispin as Bibi Cavendish

Ryan Costello as Tom Goggins

Elise Van Dyne as Chloe Custardine

Robin Soli as Fredonia Custardine

Ilyana Nightingale as U.B.

Judy Davis Rounds as Nancy Stafford

Karly Tilman as Mimosa

Katie Hughes as Understudy


Asst. Direction: Jared Lively & Jess Poeppelman

Stage Managers: Benjamin Browder & Riley Kveton

Scenic, Lighting, Prop, & Sound Designer: Chad Sweet

Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin

Intimacy Directer: Thomas Rao

Costumer: Gene Brown

Dramaturg: Luis Galvez


Why "While the Lights Were Out?"- a statement from the Artistic Leadership Committee

"This is a show that we’ve been holding on to for several seasons. A larger cast mystery with a lot of fun technical challenges, we chose this show because our audiences tell us time and time again that they love comedic murder mysteries and While The Lights Were Out is sure to provide just the right amount of fun and joy. "

“While the Lights Were Out” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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