South Plains College Theatre to present ‘Angel Street’ on Oct. 20-23

LEVELLAND – South Plains College Theatre will present "Angel Street" on Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 20-23) in the Helen DeVitt Jones Theatre for the Fine Arts.

Evening performances on Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 20-22) will begin at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday matinee on Sunday (Oct. 23) is set for 2 p.m. Tickets will cost $8 for adults and $5 for all students. Tickets can be purchased online.

"Angel Street" by Patrick Hamilton is a Broadway hit first produced in the West End under the title "Gaslight" and filmed twice, "Angel Street" tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks a more sinister motive. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller; amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder that was committed 15 years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself.  And, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

The cast includes Ember Webb as Mrs. Manningham, Jaden Antu as Mr. Manningham, Ethan Wilkerson as Detective Rough, Faith Shagula as Elizabeth, Erica Cote as Nancy and Cloe Webb as the Stage Manager.

"Angel Street (Gaslight)" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc., www. concordtheatricals.com

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Nazworth, director and department chairperson and professor of theatre arts, at (806) 716-2266.

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