“Curtains” delivers laughs & mystery

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The Gatesinger Company is presenting “Curtains” at the Historic Gates Hall in Pultneyville with remaining performances tonight, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Two of the musical comedy’s stars Kevin Hayes and Kit Hohenboken discussed the show Friday during News 8 at Noon.

“The main plotline of the story is it’s opening night and the leading lady collapses on stage right after the bows happen,” explained Hayes. “Then she’s rushed to the hospital and then it’s later revealed by the detective that she was murdered. So it kinda sends it into this whole kind of, well, whodunnit?”

“Curtains” is set in Boston as a play within a play. Hayes plays Bobby Pepper. “Bobby is not only the choreographer of the play within the play but he is also the star of it,” he said. “He’s very aware that he’s a big shot and he’s kind of full of himself sometimes.”

Hohenboken plays the detective Frank Cioffi. “He falls in love while he’s on the case, which is rather unfortunate, but, you know, it happens,” Hohenboken said. “One of the greatest challenges I’ve had is the accent because I’m not from Boston if you couldn’t tell. That has been something that has been a challenge, but I’ve had a lot of fun working with that. We have a fantastic dialect coach who’s been helping me with that. So, that’s the challenge I’ve been facing.”

Near sellout crowds saw the opening weekend for “Curtains.” Three performances remain for the cast, which includes News 8 Videographer/Editor Alec Richardson.

“The thing I want people to kind of take away from the show is – don’t assume anything,” Hayes said. “Because if you do that in this show, you’re going to be completely sidewinded when you, when it gets to the end.”

Get your tickets at the door or online at GatesHall.com.

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