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June 16, 2006 (ITHACA, NY)- Mysterious twists and turns, potential foul play, and dark British humor are all in the spotlight as the Hangar Theatre continues its 2006 season with Sleuth. From June 21st to July 1st, the Hangar presents Anthony Shaffer’s Tony-Award Winning thriller featuring mystery novelist and games-player Andrew Wyke, his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, and the crew of investigators out to foil their intricate plans. The elaborate game of cat and mouse that ensues will leave the audience guessing, gasping, and—in the end—holding a secret they should keep even after they leave the theatre.

Since its London debut in 1970 and through thousands of performances there and on Broadway, Sleuth has received dazzling reviews from the critics as the progenitor of the modern psychological thriller. Variety described it as “a smart, gripping and civilized murder yarn which also is a slick parody of the popular type of detective whodunit novel of the thirties.” Harold Hobson of the Sunday Times called Sleuth “a play to see, to be astonished by, and to brood over.” The script won Anthony Shaffer the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play.

To construct such an intricate web of deceptions on stage, the Hangar needed the right combination of director, cast, and crew. Director Jeremy Dobrish makes his debut at the Hangar with Sleuth. Dobrish is the Artistic Director of the adobe theatre company in New York, where he has written and/or directed more than twenty plays. Dobrish is joined by a stellar group of actors that includes Eric Michael Gillett as the wily Andrew Wyke, Jeremy Holm as the stylishly tricky Milo Tindle, Nathan S. Reyhoff as the probing Inspector Doppler, and Ian Treymorvik and Bill A. Howsus as Doppler’s covert cohorts, Tarrant and Higgs.

Gillett’s previous credits include a long list of varied roles from the Broadway productions of Kiss Me, The Frogs, and Sweet Smell of Success to the Ringmaster of the national tour of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Holm has appeared on stage in productions of Anna Christie, Julius Caesar and Cyrano de Bergerac, in addition to TV credits that include Law And Order, The Street, and All My Children. Reyhoff is returning to the Hangar for the first time since 1979, having performed in regional productions of Amadeus, Equus and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. Treymorvik and Howsus are both regular performers at the Hangar Theatre; their combined credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Fixed, and As You Like It.

The design team for the Hangar production includes Set Designer Steven Capone, whose previous collaborations with Jeremy Dobrish include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and The Adventures of Curious George. Costume Designer Jessica Ford returns to the Hangar after last year’s work on All in the Timing. A member of the adobe theatre company, Lighting Designer Michael Gottlieb’s recent credits include off-Broadway productions of Class Mothers ’68 and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as well as Emmy Award winning work on the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Sound Designer Matt O’Hare was recently the recipient of Boston’s IRNE Award for his work on SpeakEasy’s Kiss of the Spider Woman.


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