“Mystery of the Kitchen Table” Opens in November

Tickets on sale for Brush Creek’s latest mystery thriller, to open in November

The Mystery of the Kitchen Table, a play that unfolds over nearly a century, will open at Brush Creek Playhouse Thursday, November 13 and run until Sunday, November 23. There will be five performances each weekend, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The play centers on the old Winthorpe mansion and its antique mahogany kitchen table. It opens with the violent death of beautiful Mary Winthorpe in 1921, which echoes down through the decades.  With the arrival of young Arthur Wilde in 2014, the mysteries of his new home begin to be revealed. As Arthur and his friends learn more about Winthorpe House and its past, they realize that the tragic events that began in 1921 have not yet fully run their course.

Brush Creek’s 2014 teen/young adult production, the play is directed by Michael Wood. “I have a cast that relies equally on veterans of our past shows and on actors appearing in the teen show for the first time,” Wood said. “These young people are working hard to bring their various characters to life. The audience is going to care about these people – and I guarantee that the play’s twists and turns will be good for a surprise or two along the way!”

Wood and his daughter Emily wrote the play, as they did last year’s The Time Traveler and 2011’s Christmas at the Blizzard: A Murder Mystery.

The performances will be at 7 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets — $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students with ID – are available at Brush Creek’s two ticket locations: Books-N-Time on Water Street in downtown Silverton and Runaway Art & Craft Studio on Commercial Street in downtown Salem. They also can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before each performance. More information is also available at www.brushcreekplayhouse.com or by calling Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

The playhouse is located at 11535 Silverton Road, the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads, between Silverton and Salem. In spite of the Silverton Road address, the theater’s parking lot is entered from Brush Creek Road.

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