Cigarette in hand, she saunters up to the living room window. She peeks out across the way.
A horrifying sight catches her eye. She drops her cigarette. A chilling scream bursts from her lungs.
For, across the way, there sits a man. His eyes are open, but he's frozen still.
Elaine calls the police to investigate. They come but find nothing there.
This tale of mystery and suspense will soon unfold when the
"With mysteries, you have to be careful you don't give away the plot," Engelman said. "But this is so well written ... you probably won't be able to predict the ending."
Engelman has been active in theater for more than 40 years. He has directed plays in
"Night Watch" is the second show Engelman has directed at the
"I've always really enjoyed this show," he said. "
In the Playhouse production, Engelman played
Taking on this role in Engelman's production is
Lamkin, in his long-standing theater career, has been in such Edgefield shows such as "Second Samuel" and "The Devil in Petticoats."
As Appleby pokes around, so does homicide detective Lt. Walker, played by
Crouch has been with the theater since its start.
"It was new and different. There never had been a theater company in Edgefield before (since I've lived here), and I thought, 'What the heck, I'll give it a try,'" Crouch said. "It's been fun."
Walker is Crouch's first serious role.
"Night Watch" is
Her role is the central role of
"It's been a fun part," she said. "I like this theater because it's smaller. You can do a lot of nuisances with your character that, when in a really large space, wouldn't project very well to the back row."
The cast list also includes
Assistant directing is
Baughman and Engelman will man the lights and sound during the show's run.
Fitch oversaw props, while Engelman designed the set.
"I hope at the very end -- at the very last scene, everyone's mouths are on the floor," Engelman said.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-637-3833 or visit www.edgefieldtheatre.org.
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