Guilty Conscience follows a brilliant and ruthless criminal attorney as he plots to kill his wife and tests each scenario in the courtroom of his mind. He creates an imaginary prosecutor and pits himself against this alter ego in a series of witty, sometimes hostile exchanges. Again and again, he is frustrated, unable to formulate the ultimate alibi. He is shocked when he learns that his wife and someone else are simultaneously planning to kill him.
Guilty Conscience opens Feb. 10 and runs weekends through Feb. 25. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with three matinee shows at 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12 and 19 and Saturday, Feb. 25 (in addition to the evening performance Feb. 25). A performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 also is planned.
Guilty Conscience is directed by Thomas Ryan and features Frank Jagodnik as Arthur Jamison, Margo McClellan as Louise Jamison, Bryan Churchill as the prosecutor and Toddy Adams as Jackie Willis.
The production crew includes Cindy Karr (stage manager), Sondra Gomez (costumer), Mick Alderman, (set builder/lighting design) Liam Dunne and Jeff Swanson (set painters) and Nancy McCarthy (sound and light operator).
Tickets are $20 or $25; they can be purchased at the theatre box office (503-436-1242) or online at coastertheatre.com. The box office is open 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to curtain on performance days.
Upcoming shows and events at the theatre:
Sylvia auditions, March 7 and 8
Suite Surrender, March 24-April 22