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Dial "M" for Murder
a Thriller
by Fredrick Knott

COMPANY : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
ID# 559

SHOWING : January 10, 2003 - February 15, 2003



Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murder gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her.

GaTallOne R.P. Foster
Cast R.P. Foster
Director R.P. Foster
taylor R.P. Foster
Stage Manager Dani Zuber
Thompson Ric Durand
Inspector Hubbard Larry Fairall
Margot Andrea Grieco
Max Jason Meinhardt
Tony Jim Roberts
Captain Lesgate Christopher Thomas
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standard and by-the-numbers - nothing more, nothing less
by Okely Dokely
Saturday, March 22, 2003
I simply couldn't get into this show. I found it long and pretty boring, and the blackouts between scenes took forever. I enjoyed Jason Meinhardt as did everyone else, and the murder scene was staged very well, but this will go down in my memory with all the other forgettable, disposable, mediocre theatre that we all have to wade through once in a while. I found myself looking at the cast list in the order of appearance and rejoicing when someone new appeared on stage for the first time. That's probably one of the signs that the show is not up to par if you get excited every time a new character enters. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Do Not Miss This
by ArtsPatron
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
One of the most enjoyable theater outings I have had in a while. The whole evening was wonderful. Please see this fine production. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
A fun thriller
by Theaterparent
Monday, January 13, 2003
On a whim, my wife and I decided to attend the recent production of Kudzu Playhouse's production of "Dial M for Murder". I was already upset for having to miss a football game, but my attitude quickly changed after seeing this show. It is one of my wife's favorite movies and I can safely say that I enjoyed seeing this stage version a lot more than sitting through the film. It was beautifully directed by R.P. Foster and the performances by these very talented actors absolutely blew me away. We came on the second night of the run and already this show proves to me and hopefully others that Atlanta has theater that can compete with the best. Two stand out performances I would like to note are those of Andrea Greico (who plays Margot, the victimized wife) and Jason Meinhardt (who plays her boyfriend, Max). I have seen both before in other shows and especially Mr. Meinhardt, who I recently saw in a show downtown at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. I have always been impressed by this young man's talent and my wife and I both agreed that it will only be a matter of time before he hits the spotlight of success. Don't get me wrong, however, the entire cast was extremely talented and kept my interest (despite checking football scores at intermission) the entire night. This is a must see production and only hope the night we came will be the lightest audience this wonderful theater will see. I can't wait until Sunday to take our youngest to their children's show! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Dail "M" for a Marvelous time!!!
by GaTallOne
Saturday, January 11, 2003
Once again Kudzu Playhouse has done it again. The classic tale of betrayal, is beautifully staged in their intimate venue. The theater seats 120 people and this production is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Tony Wendice, very aptly played by Jim Roberts, has a problem. He loved the High Society life style that being a professional tennis star provided him, and now that his professional tennis days are over, he planned to settle down with his beautiful rich wife, Margot, played to perfection by the stunningly beautiful Andrea Grieco, but he has one small problem. She fell in love with someone else and he almost lost her. He solves the problem by planning to eliminate the uncertainty of her affections. He plans to murder her.

What unfolds is a wonderful evening of twists and turns as the “perfect murder” goes wrong. The audience knows the who, what, and why of the murder but now gets to watch what happens when it goes awry. The rest of the cast is filled out with wonderfully talented actors. Jason Meinhardt is wonderful as the American ex lover who gets caught in the middle of the marital discourse. Chris Thomas is equally great as the con man sufficiently “influenced” by Tony to commit the “perfect murder”. Larry Fairall is terrific as Chief Inspector Hubbard who puts all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

The set is beautiful The 1950’s costumes and hairstyles make you feel transported back in time . This is one not to miss


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