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Smoke and Mirrors 1995 Last Modified: Saturday, February 07, 2009
Smoke and Mirrors
by Will Osborne and Anthony Herrera
Directed by Jan McKillip
October 1995


From Samuel French:

This rivetting mystery comedy will keep audiences guessing as they go on location to an isolated island off the Gulf coast to watch power hungry producer director Hamilton Orr lure his timid screenwriter Clark into a scheme to get rid of the insufferable star of their multi million dollar film. The plot hinges on the rehearsal of a suicide scene and the only witness to the murder is Hamilton's wife Barbara, the film's quirky publicist and Clark's former lover. The wily, eccentric sheriff unearths one surprise after another until the final stunning revelation.

"A good mystery ... [with] funny dialogue, well crafted characters. If Agatha Christie and Noel Coward had collaborated on Robert Altman's 'The Player', they might have come up with something like this." Palm Beach Post.

"Ought to have lovers of both mysteries and comedies lining up to buy tickets." Schenectady Daily Gazette.

"Superb." Ashville Citizen Times.

"Outrageously funny." Bennington Banner.

"Gets an A+ for mystery." Troy Record.

Published by Samuel French.

Role Actor
Hamilton Orr: Jerry Longinotti
Clark Robinson: Mark Ayers
Barbara Orr: Sheri Thornton
Sheriff Leroy Lumpkin: Don Russell
Derek Coburn: Dusty DeVille
Our Crew
Director: Jan McKillip
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Elva Hansen
Costumes: Elva Hansen
Make Up: Dusty DeVille
Jerry Lambert
Property Manager: Kathy Andregg
Publicity, Posters, P.R. Photos: Linda Kercado
Reception Caterer: Linda Kercado
Set Design: Jan McKillip
Set Construction: Mark Britton
Bill Tanzyus
Jan McKillip
Lee Pentagraph
Lights/Sound: Dave McKillip
Jan McKillip
Mark Britton
Programs: Bill White
House Manager: Jean Russell
Houe and Concessions: Sharon Britton
Bill and Barbara White
Opal Tanzyus
Bob Kercado
Webmaster: John Lukas

Thank You:
Jan and Dave McKillip
McCoys Building Supply Center
Arlington Resort Hotel, Hot Springs
Nearly New - Susan Gobel
Jerry Longonotti
Don and Jean Russell
Irene Ragsdale
Tiffany Younts
Lee Pentagraph
The Hot Springs Factory Outlet Stores - Jane Bowie
The Sentinel-Record

And a Special Thank You To

Barbara Herwig
Dan McCraw

Our sincere apology to all those whom we inadvertantly omitted.

A special thanks to ALL of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Theatre the success it is!!