One event on October 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on October 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm
The Glen Arbor Players are very excited to announce the staging of our new play, Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Ron Smith. The play is based on a true story that took place in the Michigan Upper Peninsula in the 1950’s and was written by the defense attorney who actually worked the case and later became a Michigan Supreme Court Justice.
Mr. Smith was quoted as saying “the cast is one of the largest in our twelve year history as well as our most experienced with almost 300 years of collective stage experience. The play will be performed at the Glen Lake Church, 4902 West Macfarlane, Glen arbor. Play dates are October 27, 28 and 29 th at 7:30pm. Admission is free. Goodwill donations are accepted and refreshments will be served.
The story is based on the defense of an army lieutenant who was accused of killing a bartender in cold blood who had allegedly raped his wife. The story was made into a movie in 1959 that starred James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden and George C. Scott.
The movie was awarded six (6) Academy Awards and has been lauded as “probably the finest pure trial movie ever made.” The US Library of Congress has preserved the film as being “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.”