An Act of the Imagination
by Bernard Slade
Directed by Rose Leininger
Show Dates: March 13 – April 5, 2020
This masterful suspense tale involves a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance – a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife, and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman intent on blackmail: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit, and ingenious plotting.
Robert Hawkes as Arthur Putnam
Mary Alice Beck as Julia Putnam
Nate Homolka as Simon Putnam
Bob Goddard as Detective Sergeant Fred Burchitt
Lainey Davis as Holly Adams
Jenny Erbs as Brenda Simmons
Pam Matthews as Brooks Carmichael
Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Show tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID). Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1–6 P.M. or online at Clague Playhouse Tickets
In order to make the art of theater more accessible to those in our community, Clague Playhouse is excited to continue to offer FREE Student Ticket Nights! Designated only for Thursday evening performances, students of any age are invited to show their student IDs (or other form of school identification) and attend any Thursday Clague Playhouse showing AT NO CHARGE. Thursday Student tickets are limited and can vary depending on availability per week. Please call the Box Office at 440-331-0403 during regular hours to reserve for any Clague Playhouse Thursday performance, and show a Student ID at the time of ticket pickup. Box Office hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and one hour before curtain time on performance dates. The Box Office is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. No online reservations can be taken for this ticket type. Free Thursday Student Tickets are subject to availability and MUST be picked up by 7:30pm or they will be released.