Terry Lyons (left) as Tony Wendice talks with Matt Dressler as Captain Lesgate in a scene from the Studio Theatre’s first play of the season

Terry Lyons (left) as Tony Wendice talks with Matt Dressler as Captain Lesgate in a scene from the Studio Theatre’s first play of the season

Classic thriller on stage this week

With brand new seats in place the Studio Theatre’s first production of the season should be a comfortable experience seating wise.

With brand new seats in place the Studio Theatre’s first production of the season should be a comfortable experience seating wise, but expect some mental discomfort from this classic thriller Dial M For Murder.

Written by Frederick Knott and directed by Michael Rawluk the story revolves around ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice who wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance.

When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her.

He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry.

Wendice is quick on his feet and devises a new plan to do away with his wife.

Dial M For Murder stars Terry Lyons as Tony Wendice, Johanna West as Margot Wendice; Shane Tollefson as Max Halliday; Matt Dressler as Captain Lesgate; and Brad Lawryk as Chief Inspector Hubbard.

The play begins a three week run this Thursday evening running Nov. 12 to 14, 18 to 21, and 25 to 28 at the Studio Theatre. Tickets are available at Aboutface Photography and The Open Book.