Stone Arch Players prepare for opening of ‘And Evermore Shall Be So’ May 16

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN -The Stone Arch Players of Lewistown will present “And Evermore Shall Be So,” a murder mystery by Norman Robbins, directed by Colette Hartzler, as the spring production of their 2013-2014 community theater season at the Theatre-in-the-Park, Kish Park.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, May 25 and June 1. Admission to all performances is $10.

A murder mystery that takes its title from the traditional song “Green Grow the Rushes O,” the play explores the events surrounding a murder that took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. The action focuses on the repercussions that can be felt where there is “something wrong with the village … a sense of evil about it …” When an author arrives, having been encouraged to write a book about the murder, old tensions and suspicions are brought to the surface as not everyone is in favor of raking up the past. The story twists and turns, leaving you guessing until the very end.

Seats can be reserved by the general public starting at 7 p.m. on May 12 by calling the box office at 248-2224. Advance reservations are recommended.

Seats can also be reserved at any time via email at: Include your name, phone number and number of seats you’d like to reserve. Patrons will receive priority seating until May 12.

Starting May 12, and during the run of the show, box office hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 1:30 p.m. on matinee Sundays.

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