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“ “Dial M” Held The Test Of Time – A Smart & Clever Murder Tale Even For Today!”

THE GEEK AUTHORITY -  By Lorenzo Marchessi

“Dial M For Murder”, the play, first premiered in 1952 on BBC Television, before being performed on stage that same year in London's West End in June, and then New York's Broadway in October also of that same year. Two years later, Warner Brothers r...eleases the classic Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name to much success. Now this is something that everyone should see and it's from the marvelous talents of The Group Rep company at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.

Frederick Knott, penned this tale of mystery, intrigue and misdirection that became so popular it has been performed, filmed and even 3-D over the past 60 years with much success. This cleverly directed production was sharply guiding by director Bruce Kimmel who gives the piece a smart edge and allowed the actors to roll with a modern spin on these characters. Although set in London, 1954, it has a modern ‘feel' to it and therefore made it a completely ‘real' mystery that still holds its mystery and intrigue today!

Simply put, when playboy tennis pro Tony Wendice discovers his rich wife, Margot is having an affair with handsome American Mark Hallidy, he devises an ingenious plot to murder her. But when his scheme takes an unexpected, deadly twist, Tony improvises—implicating Margot for first degree murder – but...

Pic 001 – Top L. – Adam Jonas Segaller, Michael Rob – Top R. – Justin Waggle, Carrie Schroeder, Adam Jonas Segaller – Bot. L. – Michael Robb, Carrie Schroeder – Bot. R. – Justin Waggle, Carrie Schroeder – Center Pic – Doug Haverty, Carrie Schroede

Lorenzo Marchessi is a Chicago born transplant to Southern California who has several degrees in Theatre, Film, Radio, Television, Business and Communications and has worked both on stage and on camera before working directly behind the scenes for stage and screen. Directing over 50 theatrical shows like Annie, A View From The Bridge and Noises Off for the stage, he has written and produced over 100 shorts, TV spots and live entertainment venues. The one thing he has done the most is writing. With stage play, teleplay and screenplay writing credits behind him has received most acclaim and Critics Choice awarded (twice in Illinois as well as Iowa and CA) and has been reviewing since his college days. Currently the owner/President of The Geek Authority which reviews, interviews, does live video feeds and photo expose's at more that 50 conventions a year that feature Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Anime/Comics/TV/Films/Products/Music/Toys/Celebrities/Pop Culture related events. Also, Lorenzo is constantly reviewing over 150 theatrical events (plays. concerts, opera, live entertainment) a year all over Southern CA, AZ and NV. The Geek Authority is now over 7 years old and has expanded with correspondents all over the country. Google or IMDB him - you'll see...