Billed as “a truly gripping thriller that keeps you guessing and marvelling from its deceptively normal opening to its fearful climax,” the Studio Theatre’s production of the play Mindgame opens Wednesday in the lakecity.
Written by Anthony Horowitz and directed by Brad Lawryk, the cast includes Curt Sprickerhoff as Dr. Farquhar; Michael Rawluk as Mark Styler and Johanna West as Nurse Plimpton.
“This production has been physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding,” says Lawryk. “With over 65 years of theatre experience between the two lead actors alone, our Mindgame team hopes to present our audiences with an amazing experience that will be talked about for days to come.”
Without giving away too much of the plot producers provide a short synopsis which finds the audience transported to the Fairfields Hospital for the criminally insane.
Here an author of true crime stories enters the institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined for 30 years.
The institution’s superintendent does not want the interview to take place.
Now the audience has to decide what is real and what is not.
Warning: occasional stage combat and intense scenes and brief, loud noises.
Mindgame is on stage at the Studio Theatre Nov. 9 to 12 and Nov. 23 to 26.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the curtain rises at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available on the Studio Theatre website and at The Open Book, Kit and Kaboodle and Aboutface Photography.