University of Wisconsin-Superior Theatre will present the Victorian thriller “Gaslight” in the Manion Theatre on the UW-Superior campus. Performances, directed by Cathy Fank, will take place Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.
“It’s very interesting because this play was written in 1938 and that is a time when plays were overly written,” Fank said. “This play is different. It is very succinct and very clearly written. I found that amazing for a play written at that time.”
Written by Patrick Hamilton, “Gaslight” follows Jack Manningham and his search for hidden jewels all while hiding this quest from his wife, Bella, by attempting to convince her that she is going insane. Luckily, Rough, the police detective, gets involved and is able to convince Bella that things are not what they seem to be.
“I hope that the audience finds an engaging night of theatre watching three people try to unravel the mystery of what happened to this woman 15 years ago,” Fank said.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-UW-Superior students, $5 for students with a valid UW-Superior ID and $5 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased at the box office in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at UW-Superior.
Reservations can be made at 715-394-8380. The Manion Theatre is located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave.