Last showings of 'Nightwatch' are this weekend
The final performances of "Night Watch" will be presented this weekend at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), 2327 State Hwy. 361.
The two-act suspense play by Lucille Fletcher will run tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for night performances. Marion Fersing will play piano music prior to curtain opening.
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.
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."