Celia Keenan-Bolger, last on Broadway in a Tony-winning performance as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, will star in White Heron Theatre Company's upcoming production of the Frederick Knott thriller Dial M for Murder.
Mark Shanahan will direct the July 26-August 11 limited engagement celebrating the theatre company's 10th anniversary season.
In addition to Keenan-Bolger as Margot Wendice, the cast will include Dan Domingues (Fidelis) as Tony Wendice, Tony nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz) as Inspector Hubbard, Kavin Panmeechao (The King and I) as Max Halliday, and Mark Price (Mary Poppins) as Captain Lesgate.
In Dial M for Murder, Tony and Margot Wendice seem to have it all, until Tony discovers his wife’s affair with an American crime-thriller writer. Seeking revenge, he plots the perfect murder, but his plans are cut short.
“We really want to offer our audiences a bit of escapism, and Dial M for Murder is certainly that. It’s a classic that will have a more modern spin,” says Artistic Director Lynne Bolton. “We want our audiences to leave the theatre feeling a bit of redemption, a bit of hope, the sense that you’ve taken something away that’s personally valuable.”
Following a London premiere, Dial M for Murder opened on Broadway in October 1952 at the Plymouth Theatre. Alfred Hitchcock subsequently directed a 1954 film version, with a screenplay by Knott and starring Grace Kelly.
Bolton founded the company in New York City in 2004 alongside the late Yale School of Drama Acting Dean Earle Gister with a production of Chekhov’s The Seagull.