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OLT Prepares for ‘Dial M for Murder’

BY LARRY BLOCK –

Alfred Hitchcock knew what he was doing when he picked certain books or plays from which to make movies. Probably the best example was Psycho. Another good one was the play written by Frederic Knott called Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming man who is trying to find a way to get rid of her and inherit her money.

This is the play that the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), has selected to present over two weekends, including October 18-20, and October 25-27. It is directed by OLT Board member and choreographer, Jennifer Ogger, with assistant director, Board member Scotty Jenkins. OLT president, Tim Hesse has designed the set, and is responsible for costuming. This is a play that is suitable for anyone of middle school age and above.

The seasoned OLT cast, featuring Kassi Moe and Jefferson Smith, in the roles of the woman and her husband has been in rehearsal for nearly 2 months and is ready for the kickoff weekend starting October 18th. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 PM and Sunday performances will be at 2:30 PM. Jenkins is planning a surprise tribute to Hitchcock, as well.

Tickets, at $10 for adults, and $8 for students, and seniors, 60 and over, will go on sale at Arvest Bank within the next few days. They can also be purchased, now, by going to www.oltmena.com, and clicking on Buy Tickets. As always, they may be purchased at the door 45 minutes before each performance. For more information visit www.oltmena.com or call the OLT Info Line at (479) 243-0186.