'Uninvited' by the Potomac Playmakers

March 30, 2006|by KRISTIN WILSON

Pamela and Roddy Fitzgerald find what they think is their dream house - a fixer-upper on England's Irish Sea coast.

But the siblings hear mysterious sounds coming from the nursery when they move in. They hear a music box playing and a woman weeping in a room that otherwise appears empty. Pamela Fitzgerald notices that there is an inexplicable cold draft in parts of the house.

It doesn't take long for the Fitzgeralds to realize they have an uninvited guest. That's the gist of the Potomac Playmakers' "The Uninvited," a mystery involving ghosts, murder and secrets.

Once the Fitzgeralds actually see their home's ghost, they take matters into their own hands, says Jeff Wine, who plays Roddy Fitzgerald. With help from a handful of local characters and a sance, the haunted mystery starts to unravel.


"We like to do at least one mystery each season," Wine says. "Our audiences enjoy them. 'The Uninvited' is something that all ages will enjoy. It's not too scary."

If you go ...

WHAT: Potomac Playmakers present "The Uninvited"

WHEN: 8 p.m. Fridays, March 31 and April 7; Saturdays, April 1 and 8, and Thursday, April 6; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2

WHERE:Women's Club Theatre; 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown

COST: $9 to $12. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 301-797-8182.

Cast and crew

The cast of "The Uninvited"

Amie Tweit as Stella Meredith

Andrea Nemir as Pamela Fitzgerald

Jeff Wine as Roddy Fitzgerald

Kenny Nunn as the ghost

Dick Hershey as Commander Brooke

Katie Mosteller as Lizzie Flynn

Angie Mason as Mrs. Jessup

Erika Jarecki as Wendy

Tod Williams as Max Hilliard

Mike Mason as Dr. Scott

Peggy Hardinge as Miss Holloway

The crew includes director Summer Nemir, Mike Mason, Fritz Bowers, Kenny Nunn, Al Mason, Dick Hershey, Emily Boward, Maggie Stone, Gerry White, Steve Kershner, Tod Williams, Shannon Martin, Stephanie Rinehart, Angie Mason, Priscilla Greiner, Jeff Wine, and Alex and Barbara Harrison.

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