04 Mar
Comedy Thriller "Lady Vanishes" being premiered by Calliope Productions  - REMAINING PERFORMANCES CANCELLED!

Kevin T. Baldwin

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Calliope Productions


The American Premiere Production of

The Lady Vanishes

A Comedy/Thriller by Derek Webb, based on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same title

An American Premiere Production

Elizabeth Jacoby, Karen Josbacher and Victoria Powell in "The Lady Vanishes'" 

premiering at Calliope Productions. Photo Credit: Scott Lyerly.

Calliope Productions, 150 Main Street, Boylston, MA. 01505. Performances: March 5, 6, 7 & 13 at 7:30pm; 8 & 15 at 2:00pm. Tickets $20 per adult, $17 students or seniors.

Adapted for the stage by Derek Webb. Directed by Dave Ludt. Originally written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder based on the 1936 novel "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White. 

Cast Includes: Elizabeth Jacoby, Victoria Powell, Chris Uminski, Ed Moynihan, Kerry Harrington, Laurie-Ann Millard, Sabrina Hildreth, Doug Beller, Karen Josbacher, Janice Spada, Gary Swanson, Al Dano, Cindy Graber, Cindy Graber, Matt Cory.

New adaptation based on the 1938 British mystery thriller film by iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock. The original movie starred Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.


Iris Carr, a wealthy young socialite returning by train from a holiday in Eastern Europe, is in a compartment with a honeymoon couple, an austere Baroness, a formidable-looking doctor, and a kindly older British woman named Miss Froy - with whom she quickly forms a friendly acquaintance. 

After briefly falling asleep, Iris awakens to discover that her new-found friend is no longer there. 

When Iris questions her fellow travelers as to Miss Froy’s whereabouts, much to her shock they all deny having that the woman had ever been there.

Iris then embarks on a fruitless search for Miss Froy that leads to Iris doubting her own sanity, until – with the help of Max and the professor – she manages to unravel the truth behind the mystery of the lady’s disappearance and rescue her friend from the most dire of consequences before the train arrives at its final destination.

More  background information about "The Lady Vanishes" from StageScripts:

The classic 1938 Hitchcock film ‘The Lady Vanishes’ was based on a novel called ‘The Wheel Spins’ by Ethel Lina White. It took various liberties with the plot, including introducing a propaganda element involving Nazis. This stage adaptation goes back to the original novel and tries as much as possible to capture the 1930s feel of the original. 

The play has been written so that there is a continuous sense of action, moving seamlessly from one scene to the next as far as possible. 

Elizabeth Jacoby, Gary Swanson, Janice Spada and Cindy Graber
in "The Lady Vanishes" at Calliope Productions.
Photo Credit: Scott Lyerly.

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Iris Carr: Elizabeth Jacoby
Miss Froy: Victoria Powell
Max Hare: Chris Uminski
Mr. Todhunter: Ed Moynihan
Mrs. Todhunter: Kerry Harrington
Miss Evelyn Flood-Porter: Laurie-Ann Millard
Miss Rose Flood-Porter: Sabrina Hildreth
Rev. Kenneth Barnes: Doug Beller
Mrs. Barnes: Karen Josbacher
Baroness: Janice Spada
The Doctor: Gary Swanson
The Professor: Al Dano
Nun: Cindy Graber
Frau Kumar: Cindy Graber
Waiter: Matt Cory
Border Guard: Matt Cory


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