VP 2009 Murder Among Friends

Murder Among Friends

Written By: Bob Barry
Directed by: Jennifer Rockwood
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Murder Among Friends” ran November 6-21, 2009, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

MAF logoSynopsis

Take an aging, exceedingly vain actor; his very rich wife; a double dealing, double loving agent plunk them down in an elegant New York duplex and add dialogue crackling with wit and laughs and you have the basic elements for an evening of pure, sophisticated entertainment. Angela, the wife and Ted, the agent, are lovers and plan to murder Palmer, the actor, during a contrived robbery on New Year’s Eve. But actor and agent are also lovers and have an identical plan to do in the wife. A murder occurs, but not one of the planned ones.


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Murder Among Friends (pdf) (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Angela Kate Abu-Absi
Palmer Jim Norman
Ted Bill Lancz
Gert Jennifer Lake
Larry/Jessup John Meadows
Marshall Matt Black

Program Staff

Director Jennifer Rockwood
Producer Laura Hansen
Assistant Producer Elizabeth Piel
Set Design Wes Skinner
Set Construction Rich Chesko, Tim Lohr, & Brad Ray
Scenic Art Denise Coyle
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Painters & Dutchers Andrew Black, Rich Chesko, Derek Hansen, Chris Jackson, Jim Pickle, Elizabeth Piel, Brad Riker, & Sara Speelman
Stage Manager Laurie Mix
Assistant Stage Manager Laura Crawford & Elizabeth Piel
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Kara Ayers & Patrick Drummond
Sound Design Derek Hansen
Sound Crew Marc Malley, Judy Meeks, & Brandon Ware
Costumes Cast
Props Leads Jean & Ernie Brown
Stage Crew Ernie Brown, Jean Brown, Rich Chesko, Susan Rice, Jennifer Szczublewski, & Denny Willeke
Book Holder Kate Argow
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Dianne Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, Susan Rice, & Judy Wiederhold
Production Logo and Posters Julian Rockwood
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Derek Hansen
Theatre Photographer Frank Venda
Special Thanks Neon Art by Phillip Hazard, Digital Collage by Glenn Osborn, Dresses – The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Tuxes – President Tuxedo, Pistol – University of Toledo Theatre Department, Cheryl Thomas

The Show!

Place: An apartment in the Grammercy Park Section of New York City

Time: New Years Eve