University Theatre Production resurrects Dial "M" for Murder
Posted: 11/05/2010
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The University Theatre Production will open its second Mainstage production of 2010-2011 with the thriller "Dial 'M' for Murder."

The exciting melodrama, by Frederick Knott, is the story of gold-digging Tony Wendice, who marries Margot for her money and plans to murder her to get her fortune. Motivated by resentment and greed, Tony has arranged what he thinks is the perfect murder, but his plan is foiled when his wife survives the attack. Come and discover how Tony will squirm his way out of the predicament he has created for himself.

"Dial 'M' for Murder" was adapted from a stage play into a very successful movie in 1954 directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. It was also readapted in 1998 for the movie "A Perfect Murder," starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Viggo Mortensen.

Shows will run Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Reserved seating is available for $12 and general admission is $8. Non-UTPA students pay $3 while UTPA students, faculty and staff with a valid school ID receive two free admissions.

The UTPA Theatre Box Office opens one hour prior to each performance. No children below the third grade will be admitted.

For reservations or additional information, call the University Theatre Box Office at (956) 665-3581 or visit