Taking place in 1935, "Something’s Afoot" is about six guests who are invited to Lord Dudley Rancour's retreat, which of course is on an isolated island somewhere in the English lake district. Each guest thought they were solely invited to spend the weekend with the mysterious (and missing in action) Lord Dudley."/>
Taking place in 1935, "Something’s Afoot" is about six guests who are invited to Lord Dudley Rancour's retreat, which of course is on an isolated island somewhere in the English lake district. Each guest thought they were solely invited to spend the weekend with the mysterious (and missing in action) Lord Dudley."/> ‘Something’s Afoot’ coming soon to The Schoolhouse | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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‘Something’s Afoot’ coming soon to The Schoolhouse

By Staff | Mar 19, 2010

Opening at The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater March 25 and running through April 24 will be the British musical mystery comedy “Something’s Afoot.”

Taking place in 1935, “Something’s Afoot” is about six guests who are invited to Lord Dudley Rancour’s retreat, which of course is on an isolated island somewhere in the English lake district. Each guest thought they were solely invited to spend the weekend with the mysterious (and missing in action) Lord Dudley. The guests, three servants and one wayward college student then begin getting picked off one by one in surprising and astonishing manners while the survivors try to uncover who the murderer is.

Kay Francis, who appeared earlier in the season in “Unnecessary Farce,” plays Miss Tweed the amateur detective. Rachel Miller acts as Hope Langdon, the naive ingenue who is instantly drawn to Geoffrey (Kevin Rose) who has mistakenly, supposedly, sunk his rowboat off the coast of the Lord Rancour’s island. Col. Gillweather is played by Matt Reed and Nigel Rancour (the ‘black sheep’ of the Rancour family) is played by Kevin T. Murphy who are both making their Schoolhouse debuts. Elizabeth Urbanczyk, who appeared earlier this year on The Schoolhouse stage in “Lovely Night” and “Fly me to the Moon: A Tribute to the Rat Pack,” plays Lady Grace Manley-Prowe, an uppity and impatient woman. Schoolhouse business manager and actor Dave Yudowitz also appears as Dr. Grayburn. Playing Lettie, the maid, is Schoolhouse marketing director Madison Mitchell, who was seen last in The Schoolhouse’s “Plaza Suite.” James Lane, who has appeared in multiple Schoolhouse shows including “Unnecessary Farce,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Out of Order” plays Flint the caretaker and Miguel Cintron, also a Schoolhouse regular appearing last in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” rounds out the cast of 10 as Clive the butler.

Under the direction of Victor Legarreta and Justin P. Cowan this off-kilter musical will keep you guessing. Who will die first? Who will be left standing? Book your tickets now!

As always, opening night will be a sold-out affair so book your tickets while you can. Openings at The Schoolhouse are always a must-attend event and “Something’s Afoot” is the last show of The Schoolhouse’s regular season.

The pre-show opening night reception, on Thursday March 25, will begin at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

All showtimes are at 8pm. The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For tickets call the Box Office at (239)472-6862

Visit the new website at www.TheSchoolhouseTheater.com.