Rope

Spring 2014

April 3-5; The Student Theater 

Rope Poster Final

Made famous by Alfred Hitchock’s 1948 film adaptation, Patrick Hamilton’s Rope is a murder mystery told in reverse: the killers, their victim, and their motivations are immediately revealed to the audience. Brandon and Charlie are two undergraduates who, inspired by the musings of Friedrich Nietzsche, kill a fellow classmate for the sheer thrill of it; they feel they are intellectually superior to the feeble-minded and capable of pulling off the perfect murder. What follows is a most macabre dinner party attended by the victim’s friends and family in which the guests dine upon a chest containing the cadaver. As the night wears on, the resolve of the murderers begins to crack, and the underlying flaws in their intellect reveal their true ugliness and become their undoing. A classic suspense thriller, Rope casts a damning light on the disturbed resolve of men who feel it appropriate to kill merely for the sake of killing.


Directed by Kyle Tague
Technical Directed by Camille Arvisu
Assistant Technical Directed by Karen Loewy
Produced by Sam Hoffman
Assistant Produced by Jennifer McIntyre, Jane Kelley, and  Eli Brenna

The Cast

Wyndham Brandon, Charlie Schumacher
Charlie Granillo, Emily Jo McKnight
Rupert Cadell, Idine Mousavi
Leila Arden, Ali Edwards
Kenneth Raglan, Matthew Melleby
Sir Johnstone Kentley, Joe McLaughlin
Mrs. Debenham, Zoe Enscoe
Sabot, Lauren Kolodkin

 

 

 


 

Performances will be held in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena on April 3-5 beginning at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rope-tickets-10628739847) and at the door for $5 with membership card/code and for $6 general admission.

Directions
On the green line, take the B train to St. Paul Street and cross toward FitRec and Agganis Arena. The student theater is located in the passage between these buildings.

Feel free to direct any questions to stage@bu.edu!

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