Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer, lures his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, with a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins.
VIDEO 1: Opening Night Audience Reactions
VIDEO 2: Behind the Scenes with the cast of Sleuth
Daniel Gerroll is an acclaimed stage and screen actor who has been seen on television in “Blue Bloods” and “Law and Order” and had a memorable role on “Seinfeld.” His feature film roles include major roles in “Big Business” (with Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler) and “Chariots of Fire.” His Broadway credits include Plenty and Enchanted April. He has also been seen on the ETC stage as “Salieri” in Amadeus.
Matthew Floyd Miller marks his sixth production at ETC with Sleuth, after previously appearing in It’s A Wonderful Life, Measure for Measure, Fallen Angels, A Christmas Carol, and The 39 Steps. Broadway credits include Not About Nightingales, director Trevor Nunn (Circle in the Square), and The Invention of Love (Lincoln Center Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include Another Part of the Forest(Peccadillo Theatre Co.) and Letters From Cuba (Signature Theatre Co.).
Cornelius Patrick makes his ETC debut in Sleuth. He is a recent transplant from the UK where he worked for 30 years in the theatre and as a voice-over artist for commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Some of his favorite regional theatre roles include the Porter in Macbeth, Gloucester in King Lear, and in his youth his first job as Officer Krupke in West Side Story at the Adeline Genee’s Theatre, East Grinstead. Mr. Patrick has also taught dialects and has coached for many theatres in the UK and the United States. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Ralston began acting in the early 90s at WTF (Williamstown Theatre Festival) where he was in the Apprentice Company alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and where he first worked with Jenny Sullivan and Kate Burton. After a career as a social worker in Los Angeles, he retired to Ojai and has returned to his first love – serious dramatic theatre.
Charles Patrick is thrilled to be making his 1st stage appearance opposite his uncle Corey Patrick, who taught him everything about voice and theatre technique. Charles is a sophomore at SB City College and is currently studying with Katie Laris. He is grateful to Jonathan Fox and Amy Lieberman for giving him this opportunity.
Jenny Sullivan is one of the region’s most sought-after directors. Some of her many directing credits at Ensemble Theatre Company include Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, The Legend of Georgia McBride, I Am My Own Wife (Indy Award), Baby Doll, Good People, The Lion in Winter (Indy Award), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Indy Award), The Clean House (Indy Award), among others. For Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre Company, she has directed The Baby Dance: Mixed, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hamlet, Defying Gravity, and The Rainmaker. Other Santa Barbara productions include Marat/Sade, Listen for Wings (Access Theatre); Nancy Nufer’s Food Confessions, Mother Earth/Father Sky, and The Shadow Box, all at the Lobero Theatre.
Anthony Shaffer (Playwright) worked as a barrister and advertising copywriter before becoming a full-time writer. Shaffer’s most notable work was the play Sleuth (1970), which won the Tony Award for Best Play. The play is one of those rare works that have been adapted into two films, both starring Michael Caine. Shaffer received Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for both Best Play in 1971 and Best Screenplay in 1973. His other major screenplays include the Hitchcock thriller “Frenzy” (1972) as well as the cult thriller “The Wicker Man” (1973), directed by Robin Hardy.
Immediately following the performance, opening night attendees are treated to a festive post-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception with the artists.
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance.
Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.
Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.
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