'Night Watch' will chill again tonight
The drama continues tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, with another showing of "Night Watch" at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), 2327 State Hwy. 361.
The two-act suspense play by Lucille Fletcher will run through Saturday, Nov. 10, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17. Two matinees are set on Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18.
Curtain times are 2:30 p.m. for the matinees and 7:30 p.m. for night performances. Tickets are $15.
Patrons may reserve and purchase tickets in advance at the theater on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 45 minutes prior to any performance. Tickets also may be reserved or purchased at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau, 421 W. Cotter Ave., or by calling the chamber at 749-5919.
Alan Gardiner-Atkinson is the director and Pepper Pendzinski is the assistant director. Larry Paton is in charge of lighting design and sound. Larry Johnson is in charge of set design. Johnson, Pete McGrady, John Paul Songer, Gary Timms, Kent Stogsdill, Mike Thor and Henry Geffken constructed the set.
The characters include Misty Hamm as Elaine Wheeler, Michael Cristian as John Wheeler, Ludmila Hagans as Helga, Alec Vetrone as Vanelli, Vince Micucci as Curtis Appleby, Melanie Camponovo as Blanche Cooke, Bob Erickson as Lieutenant Walker, Marg Paton as Dr. Lake and Jim Hagans as Sam Hoke.
The story is about Elaine Wheeler, who, "unable to sleep, paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body - this time a woman's - but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved, Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche, the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door and the nosy German maid Helga all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax."