Goodnight, Captain White

Goodnight, Captain WhiteGoodnight, Captain White

Salem’s hysterical maritime murder mystery

by Mark Stevick

“A hysterical interactive whodunnit”–Salem Evening News
“Dashedly clever”–Georgetown Record
“quick-witted, playful”–Weekender
“A zany who-done-it. It captivates you. Four stars!”–The Eagle Tribune
“Rich with innuendo, and relies on a talented cast for improv and audience interaction” — Destination Salem

March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd in the library of the historic Hawthorne Hotel

Directed by Sarah J. Mann


Lauren Feeney as Penelope Muchmore

Arielle Kaplan as Abigail Knapp

Chris Martel as Frank Knapp

Will Martin as Daniel Webster

Matt Perusse as Lavinnia White Beckford
Zack Reardon as Richard Crowninshield
Old, wealthy Captain White throws a party at his mansion–to which the denizens of Salem are invited.  During the evening, an unlikely group happens into the library: the Captain’s niece and housekeeper Lavinnia Beckford, her elegant daughter Abigail Knapp and Abby’s fumbling husband Frank Knapp–along with two outsiders, the dangerous Richard Crowninshield and the town harlot, Penny Muchmore.

The Captain retires to change his shoes and never returns to bid goodnight to his guests.  It quickly becomes clear that both family and guests have good reason to resent the old man and are busily scheming to acquire his fabulous estate.

Unluckily for the ill-wishers, the hired serving man reveals himself to be Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster (replete with whiskey).  Webster deputizes the audience to help him find the killer. The final outcome is determined by the audience.

The play will be served up with a lavish dessert bar as well as punch, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available.

7% of ticket sales will benefit Saltonstall School or acoustical improvements to the Old Town Hall.

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