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McNeese Bayou Players Present Award-winning play "Sleuth"

McNeese Bayou Players Present Award-winning play "Sleuth"

(February 24, 2017) The McNeese Bayou Players will present the Tony Award-winning play “Sleuth” March 10-12 at the Lake Charles Little Theatre’s New Stable Playhouse. Times are 7:30 p.m. March 10-11 and 2 p.m. March 12.

Set in modern-day England, the play concerns Milo Tindle, a business owner and new arrival to the township. Tindle finds himself invited to the stately manor of Andrew Wyke, a wildly successful author of crime fiction. What begins as a friendly visit soon turns into a plot of deception, mystery and obsession that leads to “a deadly chain of events that leaves bodies on the carpet, blood on the stairs and detectives at the door.”

Filled with stunning plot twists, “Sleuth” is not just a "whodunit" but also a fascinating “whodunwhat” that embroils the audience in a tale of deceit, jealousy, game playing, class war, British arrogance and the humiliation of an outsider.

Written by English playwright Anthony Shaffer, the play is directed by Diane Rathbun. Michael Davis stars as “Andrew Wyke” and Eric Thibodeaux as “Milo Tindle.” Supporting cast members are Joseph John Pressley as “Detective Tarrant” and Milton Hebert as “Inspector Doppler.”

Crew members include Mark Bailes, assistant director and costume designer; Barry Rathbun, sound designer; Stephen Vidrine, lighting designer; Joseph Comeaux and Gustavo Gutierrez, special effects and props.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens and youth, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets or more information, call 337-475-5028 or go online at
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at