A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian bliss and tranquility.
It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Jack Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinister motives. As Bella becomes more isolated, confined to this dank and dark London home, her husband and caretaker, Jack, escalates his accusations of Bella of playing wicked pranks and tricks that she can’t recall, tormenting Bella and making her question her own sanity.
Frightened, Bella becomes paranoid and believes everyone is against her, until one evening when a keen police inspector pays her a visit, shedding light on information that could save her life. This amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and her sanity, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theater and one of Broadway’s longest running plays.
Plymouth Place Auditorium
315 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL
7 pm Friday, November 11th
2* & 7 pm Saturday, November 12th