Dial “M” for Murder | July 26 – August 17

by Frederick Knott
directed by Sally Wood

sponsored by  and Robert & Moira Fuller

Money. Marriage. Murder. A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his unfaithful wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception.

Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Opening with Pre-Show Classics in Context Discussion)
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 5, 7:00 p.m. (Post-Show Discussion)
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 12, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.
Production Team

Sally Wood

Meg Anderson
Set Designer

Sera Bourgeau
Costume Designer

Jennifer Fok
Lighting Designer

Rew Tippin
Sound Designer

Ingrid Pierson
Stage Manager

Michelle Chesley
Assistant Stage Manager

Cast (in order of appearance)

Kedren Spencer*
Margot Wendice

Marshall Taylor Thurman
Max Halliday

Jake Loewenthal*
Tony Wendice

Bill Van Horn*
Captain Lesgate/ 

Mark Cartier*
Inspector Hubbard



*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From the Director

Sure, we know the summer is known for romance, baseball, and hot dogs…but what about MURDER???

Think about it: When the sun sets and we gather around the campfires with our friends, do we snuggle in close and talk about taxes? Nooooooo! We tell stories of slaughter. Untimely deaths. Killers with no remorse.

Being scared out of our minds is an inalienable right of summer, and Frederick Knott has written the perfect play to keep us up at night. He tells us, “trust no one,” except the person who brought you to the theater tonight. I mean, you know them really well…right?

Knott encourages the tingly feeling at the base of your neck that you get when you’re sure someone is watching you but you can’t quite pinpoint who it is. He relishes the truly sick sensation you get when you close the car door and talk yourself into believing no one is crouched behind the back seat as you drive away—down a very dark and winding country road.

Trust no one. Check the back seat. Above all remember, no matter how many times it rings, whatever you do, DO NOT PICK UP THE…

From the Producing Artistic Director

This production of Dial “M” for Murder arrives at last on the TAM stage in large part due to the persistence of Robert G. Fuller, Jr., who unmercifully badgered three artistic directors over the course of 30 years and more to put it on (his words, not mine). The Theater is grateful to Bob and his wife Moira whose unstinting support has helped to make the Theater the jewel in the cultural crown of central Maine’s artistic life (his words, but our sentiment).”