Fountain Hills Theater announced the opening of its latest show, the mystery thriller “Gaslight.”
As explained in a press release, the story’s protagonist Bella Manningham thinks she might be going crazy. In the evenings, she hears strange sounds, and the gas lights dim for no apparent reason. But is she losing her grip on reason, or is it being loosened for her?
Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play gave us the word we now use for an insidious form of mental abuse, the release stated.
“Gaslight” is a gripping thriller, which was made into the classic movie starring Ingrid Bergman, and tells the story of a suavely handsome man who is slowly driving his wife to the brink of insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions.
The playwright has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. A surprisingly timely play for 2022, the press release added. Who could have ever foreseen that the title of a crime thriller from the 1930s would become a buzzword in our conversations today?
“Gaslight” is directed by Ben Tyler and is presented through Special Arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
The play will be shown from Oct. 14 - 30. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Individual tickets are $35 for adults and $18 for youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday performances. Group, active duty and veteran discounts are also available.
All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Tickets are available through the theater's box office at 480-837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
For additional information, call Fountain Hills Theater artistic director, Peter J. Hill at 480-837-9661 x7.