Possum Point Players present the musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at the Georgetown theater this April. The show opens Friday, April 22 and runs through May 1.
The story begins when a low-born Englishman realizes he is ninth in line for an earldom. He considers his options and yes, determines a good course of action would be to kill the other eight and accept the earldom himself and all the high society benefits that come with it.
At the same time, he is juggling a wife and a mistress, which just adds to the complications of planning multiple murders and the jostling nature of this fun show.
Will he succeed or will he go down for murder? And, will his wife or his mistress find out what he’s done?
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is directed by Jim Hartzell, with music directed by Diane Trautman and choreography by Bliss Soucek. Possum Hall is at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. They can be ordered online here, or by phone at 302-856-3460.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in 2014. It was the most-nominated show during that season’s awards, which included Drama Desk and Critics Circle awards. The show has been called a “sleeper hit” by the L.A. Times and “adorably wicked” by Variety. The comedy is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), which provides all performance materials. Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.