The Trouble with Summer People

by Tim Kelly


Rupert Baxter, just out of the Army, meets future wife, Janis, at a skating rink (she fell down and he picked her up). They'll honeymoon at "Wind Chimes," a guest house on Cape Cod that belongs to his aunt. Sadly, a few weeks before they arrive, a nasty murder is committed: a boarder's neck is broken by a noose. Since Rupert was with the military police, his aunt is certain he'll discover "whodunit." Rupert neglects to tell his aunt, however, that he was reduced in rank and assigned laundry duty for mistakenly arresting the Norwegian Ambassador. The murder is a perplexing puzzle, dealing with a rare set of coins called the "Canterbury Pennies." Even though the season hasn't started, summer people (tourists who stay for the summer) start appearing and a pesky kid who's convinced he's a criminologist begins to hamper about Rupert every step of the way. The Puckle Sisters, who run a funky gift shop, accuse the newlyweds of stealing a weather vane and the police chief is planning to arrest them. A storm (naturally) traps all of the suspects in the house, and they agree to play "the truth game." In doing so, the killer is unmasked. Are the Canterbury Pennies real? Why are the shabby rooms three hundred dollars a night? And what has any of this got to do with bicarbonate of soda? Each role is a comic gem.
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April 2 at 8:00pm
April 3 at 8:00pm
April 4 at 2:00pm
April 4 at 8:00pm
@ Yale Repertory Theatre
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Rupert BaxterDillon Miller
Margaret AmesCaroline Francisco
Fluff Erica Wachs
DannySamuel Gurwitt
JanisEmily Harburg
Chief EdwardsJoshua Toro
Hermione QuailLilla Brody
PhelpsJay Majumdar
Harriet ElliotAnnie Nelson
Morton Pitkin/Al GoblinAlex Swanson
Victoria St. JohnEmily Boring
Nina PuckleErin Hebert
Dorrit PuckleSarah Householder
Production Staff
DirectorEmma Healy
ProducerGrace Shu
Stage ManagerCamille Chiquet
Technical DirectorEllie Handler
Lighting DesignerGabrielle Roberts
Master ElectricianVarun Sah
Set DesignerMichelle Lapadula
Sound DesignerDanielle Lotridge
Sound EngineerSamuel Smith
Costume DesignerCara Washington
Props MasterMert Dilek
Paint ChargeAudrey Storm
Graphic DesignerClara Olshansky
DramaturgGabriella Borter
Makeup ArtistJessica Magro
Associate Technical DirectorIsabella Trierweiler
Associate Technical DirectorKevin Sullivan
Assistant DirectorDaniel Keller
Assistant ProducerNaoka Gunawardena
Assistant ProducerSarah Wilkins
Assistant ProducerIsabel Benares
Assistant ProducerJacqueline Qiu
Assistant Stage ManagerChase Ammon
Assistant Stage ManagerIsabel Mendia
Assistant Stage ManagerGeorge Huynh
Assistant Stage ManagerMarisa London
Associate Props MasterGrace Alofe
Assistant DramaturgTom Cusano
Assistant Paint ChargeShafeeq Ibraheem
Sets CrewLauren Tucker
Sets CrewLuca Eros
Sets CrewVictoria Loo

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