Tickets for Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime now available!
Kirk Players is thrilled to open their 54th season with Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, adapted for the stage by Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. The show opens on Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm, and is followed with matinees on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 at 2pm. There will be another evening performance on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30pm.
This hilarious comedy, set in Victorian England, centers on the ill-conceived and farcically mis-executed plot of Lord Arthur to commit a murder, as foretold by his palm reader, before he marries the lovely Sybil Merton and enjoys a happy life.
Only desiring a peacefully married life, Arthur tells his butler that he feels duty bound to get the murder over with before his marriage begins. “It would be unfair to Sybil if I murdered someone after we were married.” They end up partnering with a cheerful anarchist who loves bombs, but attempt after attempt fails. They plot, plan and conspire to bump off family members, and try to do it as properly as well-mannered English gentlemen can, but Arthur’s relatives remain blissfully and unwittingly alive!