Language of Angels: A Trio of Ghost Stories at Bowie Playhouse
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If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn't be half as funny as The Murder Room, where "murder most foul" becomes "mayhem most farcical." Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to greet her ... which is slightly distressing, considering she was 99% sure she had killed him earlier. She quickly "finishes the job" but Edgar's disappearance kick-starts a remarkable zany chain of events. Plodding police inspectors, mysterious hidden compartments, dull-witted relations and noisy servants all make The Murder Room an utterly charming place to be. Now Bowie Community Theatre stages a fresh production of this "killer" comedy from prolific playwright Jack Sharkey. Learn More
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Featured review from Cynthia V. Hannibal
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The theater is dark as you enter, you get the feeling as though you are entering a cave. My spouse and I attended this event and to our dismay we were totally displeased. At the beginning of the play there seemed to be potential. The story was being told in such a manner that you could use your minds eye to follow. Moments into the play profanities abound. To call this "Adult Content" is a farce. The language would make a sailor blush. The profanities were not necessary and did nothing to enhance the story or aid the characters. Profanities were generously doused throughout. I would not take nor would I suggest that any of my adult associates spend time or money going to this play. Within half and hour we WALK OUT!!! We could see that this was not the play for us. Language of Angels???? The person at the box office stated that there were signs stating that the play contained STRONG Content. How did anyone see the signs on the rear of the doors? When patrons come in the doors are open. I cannot stress strongly enough that this play might have been great if the Superfluous language had not been used. No redeeming value. We wasted our time and $$$$ on this play.
Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Terry Averill
After a young girl is lost in a cave on the edge of town, there is a Rashomon-like investigation of her disappearance and the fate of those who survive her. To some, the ghosts are guardian angels, to others, a reminder of their guilt. Can we forgive others for the wrongs they’ve done to us? Can we forgive ourselves for the wrongs we’ve done to them? With evocative poetry and striking images, _Language of Angels _is a deeply human story of working-class youth bound by poverty and pushed to the limits of friendship as they deal with grief and loss in their lives.