Ed Sala, author of its upcoming production, Bloody Murder, will be on hand for the opening night at Theatre Albany on Oct. 28.
An actor and playwright, Sala has had his plays produced in New York City, Los Angeles and many places in between. Sala’s on stage credits include The Scarlett Pimpernel on Broadway and the original casts of Johnny Guitar, Elvis People, and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten off Broadway. His movies credits include The Contender and Blair Witch II, and has been seen in episodes of Matlock, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law and Order.
Bloody Murder, which is having its Georgia premiere at Theatre Albany, is a mystery comedy involving a group of the usual Agatha Christie murder-mystery types who have gathered for a weekend retreat at the lavish country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. The bodies pile up; suspicions hold sway over the proceedings; but things turn topsy-turvy when Her Ladyship refuses to call the police. Is this a murder mystery, after all, or something insidiously … different?
Performances are scheduled for Oct. 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 4, 5, 6, at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 439-7141.
Theatre Albany will also hold a fundraiser, “Dinner with the Playwright,” at Café 230 at 230 W. Broad Ave. on opening night.