By Jenna Jarosinski
Oaklandon Civic Theatre invites you to take a blast to the past and enjoy the story of a haunted house, a cursed lake and a mysterious murder. Join the theatre for their 23rd production, “House on the Cliff,” directed by Sue Beecher. “House on the Cliff” was originally a TV play by George Batson and Donn Harmon but has been adapted to come to a stage near you.
“House on the Cliff” is different from anything else the theatre has done before because each actor portrays a stylized character.
“Each character has a specific mannerism and unique personality”, Beecher said. Beecher continued on to praise the beautiful construction of the set; commenting that the furnishing of the mansion acts as a time machine to take the audience back to the 1950’s.
The play tells the story of a 1950’s mansion in Northern Michigan, overlooking the Great Lakes. The lake is now cursed and a sudden murder occurs, leaving the home’s occupants with one question- who is the mysterious murderer?
Performances are on Nov. 6, 7, 14, 15, 20 and 21. Tickets are $12. Dessert is available during intermission at Bonnie’s Cafe in the basement of the theatre.
For more, visit http://oaklandoncivictheatre.org/index.html.