Philadelphia Fringe Festival Play "Murder!" at Chestnut Hill College

Release Date: September 11 and 12, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Paul DeVille is found dead in newspaper-man Woodrow Carlton’s lake house. The killer must be one of his friends. Is it the womanizing Jackson? Cavalier Woodrow? Dramatic Dahlia? Scorned Martha? Seemingly innocent Sheri, or the brooding Landen? Find out the answer to this murder mystery when The Dark Side Theatre Company presents “Murder!” a play written by alumna Jillian Taylor on September 4-5 and September 11-12 at 7:30 p.m., and September 6th at 3 p.m. in Gruber Theater. Gruber Theater is located in the Chestnut Hill College Logue Library at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

“Murder!” is being presented as part of the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts & Fringe Festival. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, currently in its 13th year, produces an annual two-week festival for local Philadelphia-based contemporary artists to showcase their talents and creativity without a lengthy selection process. The Festival features live art, theatre, music, comedy, poetry and interdisciplinary work in venues across the city.

The Dark Side Theatre Company, currently in its debut season, was founded by playwright Jillian Taylor, Liz Corcoran, and Robert Reutter, with the mission to illuminate new and underrepresented plays and playwrights through theatrical productions, artist development and educational outreach. Members of the Dark Side Theatre Company involved in the production include M. Craig Getting, Nick Marzano, Kate Reing, Courtney Bambrick, Liz Corcoran, Rob Reutter, and alumna Melissa Stavey ’03. Jillian Taylor, a 2003 graduate of the College is a fiction writer and playwright, and is also the managing director of The Dark Side Theatre Company.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students with I.D. For tickets please visit Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance.