Printed Page Players at Tyler Library
POSTED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:44pm
tyler — On Sunday, May 20 the Printed Page Players of Tyler Public Library get a head start on the summer’s theme: Get a Clue—At the Library! Local actors will read aloud the Tony-award-winning mystery classic, “Sleuth,” written in 1970 by Anthony Shaffer.
The play is set in the English manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. His home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing. He lures his wife's lover, Milo Tindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry, a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher where Wyke's imagination ends and reality begins.
In 1972, Shaffer adapted his play for film, with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine in the roles of cuckolded husband and wife’s lover. Another film adaptation was released in 2007 with a screenplay by Harold Pinter. The 2007 film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, this time starring Michael Caine as Wyke and Jude Law as Tindle.
Printed Page Players is free, and the reading is held in the Library’s Taylor Auditorium at 201 S. College.
For more information about Printed Page Players or any other Library event, call (903) 593-7323 or go to www.tylerlibrary.com.