'Sorry, Wrong Number': Town Players slates reading

Friday October 26, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- Town Players of Pittsfield will present a staged reading of Lucille Fletcher’s "Sorry, Wrong Number" Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Lichtenstein Cen ter for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.

The play originally aired on the Suspense radio program on May 25, 1943, with Agnes Moorehead.

"Sorry, Wrong Number" was also a 1948 film directed by Anatole Litvak. It starred Barbara Stanwyck.

Mrs. Leona Stevenson is a spoiled bedridden daughter of a millionaire. The telephone is her sole connection with the outside world. One day, while listening to what seems to be a crossed phone connection, she eavesdrops on two men planning a woman’s murder. Leona calls the phone company and police, only to be ignored. Adding to Leona’s dilemma is the fact that her husband Henry is missing. It’s not long before the horrified Leona begins to piece together what’s going on.

Mrs. Stevenson will be read by Melanie Rivers. Also in the cast are Denis Guyer, Vincent Doyle, Scott Luscier, and Jill Wanderman.


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