The Trouble with Summer People

THE 2015 FRESHMAN SHOW

by Tim Kelly

Poster of The Trouble with Summer People

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.

Performance Dates & Times

April 2, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 3, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

April 4, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location

Yale Repertory Theatre
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Performers

Rupert Baxter
Margaret Ames
Fluff
Chief Edwards
Hermione Quail
Phelps
Harriet Elliot
Morton Pitkin/Al Goblin
Victoria St. John
Nina Puckle
Dorrit Puckle

Production Team

Costume Designer
Director
Assistant
Director
Dramaturg
Assistant
Dramaturg
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Makeup Artist
Master Electrician
Assistant
Paint Charge
Paint Charge
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Props Master
Associate
Props Master
Set Designer
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sets Crew
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Associate
Technical Director
Associate
Technical Director