“Dead Giveaway” by Mary Orr and Reginald Denham invites the audience to participate in a thriller — with a glimmer of suspense.
The story opens with two people robbing a service station and accidentally killing the proprietor in the melee. In a state of panic, they take the dead body with them and hide out in the vacant summer house of a U.S. senator.
To their surprise, the senator unexpectedly shows up with a newly acquired lady friend. Object: tryst. Result: blackmail. Highway robbery soon turns into a case of political intrigue, as the authors show us how immorality is not the sole purview of people in the upper or lower class.
Directed by Sedona Torres, with Assistant Director Mike Sims and Producer Tom Cocklin, “Dead Giveaway” is produced in collaboration with the Hoffman Center’s “Dark and Stormy Weekend.” The cast includes Bob LaTorre, Renee LaTorre, Michael Dinan, Gail Hand, Dick Huneke, Jeff Slamal, Janet Robinson and Linda Wiebenson.
This Riverbend Players production will take place at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem, Oregon. Dates of the show are Fridays, Nov. 11 and 18, Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. Sundays are Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Admission is $15. For information or advance tickets call 503-368-7008.