The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) presents the suspenseful play Double Indemnity, based on the novel by James M. Cain, adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright, and directed by Michael Evan Haney. This crime-filled caper will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, March 13-April 7, 2013.
Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
Ticket prices start at just $16 (previews) and $19.50 (regular performances). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925, or visit The Rep's Online Box Office at www.repstl.org.
It is possible to commit the perfect crime? The beautiful and seductive Phyllis Nirlinger is willing to try. Aided by smitten insurance agent Walter Huff, Phyllis sets out to murder her husband and collect on a giant insurance claim. Caught in the femme fatale's sinister web of guilt and betrayal, Huff finds himself on a deadly journey that may be more than he bargained for. Based on James M. Cain's 1930s noir thriller, Double Indemnity is a dark and treacherous view of the power of greed and desire.
The play Double Indemnity is based on the 1943 crime novel of the same name by James M. Cain, which was also used as the basis for the wildly successful 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by the famous Billy Wilder, and starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson.
The original stage presentation of Double Indemnity premiered at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
The cast of Double Indemnity at The Rep is Eddie Boroevich as Nino Sachetti/Jackon/Norton, Kevin Cutts (Over The Tavern) as Herbert Nirlinger, Joy Farmer-Clary as Lola Nirlinger, Michael Sean McGuinness as Keyes, Gardner Reed as Phyllis Nirlinger, Carrie Vaughan as Nettie and David Christopher Wells (In The Next Room or the vibrator play) as Walter Huff.
The Rep's production of Double Indemnity is directed by Michael Evan Haney (Over The Tavern).
The creative staff also includes Paul Shortt, set designer; David Kay Mickelsen, costume designer; James Sale, lighting designer; Matthew M. Nielson, sound designer; Champe Leary, stage manager; and Tony Dearing, assistant stage manager.
For more information about The Rep's production of Double Indemnity including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play; photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep's comprehensive public website at www.repstl.org.