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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 5, 2010

Comedy 'Marriage is Murder' on Northwest stage this weekend

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Audiences will discover just how fun and difficult marriage - or even divorce - can be this weekend in Northwest's production of the fast-paced, witty comedy, "Marriage is Murder."

The play, by Nick Hall, will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 in the Studio Theater of the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased for $5. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m.

"Marriage is Murder" centers on Paul and Polly Butler, who haven't seen each other since their divorce 18 months ago. Polly shows up on Paul's doorstep with hopes of writing a murder mystery together, just like when they were married. But along the way they encounter deadly martinis, heart attacks, bodies in trunks, motives and a very real murder case.

Katie Lee is directing the show, marking her second time in the director's chair at Northwest. She is a speech/theatre education major from Excelsior Springs, Mo. Last year, Lee directed Northwest's black box production of "Under Control."

For more information, call 660.562.1321 or click here.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468