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  • Possum Point Players presents musical comedy 'Curtains'

  • Peter Stone began writing the original story of "Curtains," the musical comedy whodunit, which will be performed by the Possum Point Players from April 19 through April 28.
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  • Peter Stone began writing the original story of "Curtains," the musical comedy whodunit, which will be performed by the Possum Point Players from April 19 through April 28.
    In 1965, Stone won an Oscar Award for his work as a screenwriter on "Father Goose." He won Tony Awards for his books for the Broadway musicals "Titanic," "Woman of the Year" and "1776." He won an Emmy for a 1962 episode of "The Defenders." Stone is perhaps best remembered by the general public for the screenplays he wrote or co-wrote in the mid 1960s, "Charade" (1963), "Father Goose" (1964) and "Mirage" (1965).
    Many of his films attempted a blend of comedy, suspense, and romance. Stone died in April 2003, before the book for "Curtains" was finished.
    Rupert Holmes took over the responsibilities of writing the book for "Curtains." Holmes is a British and American composer, singer-songwriter, musician and author of plays, novels and stories. He is best known for his number one pop hit "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979/1980). He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical "Drood" (originally "The Mystery of Edwin Drood") and his 2007 Drama Desk Award-winning book for the Broadway musical "Curtains," which ran on Broadway from March 2007 through June 2008.
    In "Curtains," Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. A local detective enters, who just happens to be a musical theater fan!
    "Curtains," directed by Jim Hartzell of Georgetown, with musical direction by Liz Messick of Laurel, and choreography by Deni Robinson of Lewes, is being performed on April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and on April 21 and April 28 at 2 p.m. at Possum Hall in Georgetown.
    Tickets are $23 for adults, $22 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale online at possumpointplayers.org and also by phone at 856-4560.
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