Suspense and intrigue descend on the Pewter Plough Playhouse this weekend, with the opening of Alan Ayckbourn’s thriller, “Snake in the Grass.”
Kelli Howard directs the production, which focuses on two women who return to the home of their late father, which serves as the setting for the entire production. Ayckbourn, a British playwright, wrote the play in 2002 as “Haunting Julia,” a ghost-themed play he wrote in 1994.
Sharyn Young, Toni Young and Sharee Hallman star in the Pewter Plough Playhouse production, which debutswith a preview performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets for that show are $16.
A gala champagne opening is planned for the following evening at 7:30 p.m., with tickets priced at $30. Admission to the gala includes a special after-show party featuring champagne, desserts and live music with pianist/vocalist Dave Manion.
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Performances will continue Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees, through Nov. 2.
Tickets are $16 each for Friday shows; prices for Saturday and Sunday shows are $21 for regular admission and $19 for seniors. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount if paid with a single advance payment.