By Patrick Hamilton
Produced in Association with Samuel French
Directors: J. R. Smith & Heidi Raymond
Producer: Barb Pace
Show Dates: October 10-13, 18-20
Mr. Manningham- Jack Henry
Mrs. Manningham- Amy Berger
Inspector Rough- Dotty Dewulf
Nancy- Nikki Needles
Elizabeth- Alicia Creger
Officers- Dustin Hunter, Juan Flores
Set during the early 20th century, the play follows Jack and Bella Manningham, who live in a large mansion on the titular Angel Street, seemingly happily married. However, their relation ship is marred by the insanity that looks to be overtaking Bella, as it did to her mother years earlier. As her husband disappears repeatedly without explanation and her anxiety increases, she comes to doubt even the dimming gas lights in her house. After an unexpected call from an Inspector Rough, whose theories involve a murder committed 15 years earlier in the same house, Bella begins to discover the truth behind her madness.
Originally produced in London and titled “Gas Light” when it premiered in 1938, the play gave rise to the term “gaslighting,” meaning psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the purpose of making them doubt their own memory and perception.
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