A Husband’s Deadly Plan Goes Awry in Avon Players’ Dial M for Murder

Deception, Betrayal, and Greed Fuel this Intense Thriller

 The play that inspired the popular Alfred Hitchcock film starring Grace Kelly will grip audiences with its dark twists and turns as Avon Players presents Dial M for Murder, March 9 – 24.

From left to right: Julia Timko as “Margot Wendice,” and Guess Who? as “The Killer.”

Tennis player Tony Wendice (Kyle Bushre) married his socialite wife Margot (Julia Timko) for her money. When he discovers her affair with crime-fiction writer Max Halliday (Chris Stepnitz), he decides on a diabolical revenge scheme: to have her murdered so that he may inherit her wealth. Tony blackmails Captain Lesgate (Peter Nichols), an old acquaintance and convicted criminal, to do in both Margot and her lover, but when Margot refuses to play the part of victim, Tony must improvise an equally deadly Plan B. It is up to the eccentric but thorough Inspector Hubbard (Steve Sanger) to uncover the truth.

Tickets for all shows are $18. Call 248-608-9077 for tickets or order online at www.AvonPlayers.org. Group rates are available by calling the box office. “Like” Avon Players Theatre on Facebook for special offers on tickets. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. All seats are reserved.  Show dates and times follow:

Dial M for Murder Show Poster showing the times and date of the performance

Dial M for Murder

  • Friday, March 9             8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10      8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11        2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 16          8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17      8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18        2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23          8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24      8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1947, Avon Players is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit community theatre located along the winding banks of Stoney Creek in the quaint Historic District of Rochester Hills, only about two miles from the heart of downtown Rochester. Avon Players has been performing shows in its unique A-frame theater since 1965. With ticket prices set at a fraction of those at professional theatre (plus free parking and concessions on a donation basis) a family of four can experience a sensational live theatrical event for about the cost of one ticket at a “downtown” venue. And for regular theatre-goers, an affordable outing can be an even better bargain by taking advantage of Avon Players’ season ticket packages, which yield discounts of up to 21% per ticket. Additionally, season ticket holders enjoy priority seating selection and voting privileges in Avon’s annual “Stoney Awards.” Additional information regarding tickets and productions is available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or by visiting the website: www.AvonPlayers.org.

Cast and Production Staff by Community:

Rochester Hills

John (JD) Deierlein (Lighting Design)

Julia Timko (“Margot Wendice”)

Brad Holoday (Set Design)

Louise Holoday (Hair Design)

Nick Kibler (Sound Design)

Bloomfield Hills

Kyle Bushre (“Tony Wendice”)


Steve Sanger (“Inspector Hubbard”)


Chris Stepnitz (“Max Haliday”)


Tina Castiglione (Producer)

Lake Orion

Peter Nichols (“Captain Lesgate”)


Sharon Jourdan (Properties Design)

Macomb Township

Jonathan Farrell (“Thompson”)

Deidre Ward-Beck (Director)

Shelby Township

Jennifer Combs (Costume Design)

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