Art of Murder
by Joe DiPietro
In a remote estate in the countryside, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer. But this is not a typical visit, for Jack feels wronged and he is intending to kill the man. As Jack lays out his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints, reluctantly going along with the plan - at least until Jack's threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him or stop him? Or is something else going on? A masterful murder mystery with a touch of comedy, and winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play. (This is the author of Over the River and Through the Woods).
April 24 through May 9
The Haunting of Hill House
by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of "psychically receptive" people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and "contained ill will." Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess-powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.
October 30 through November 14