The Ohio State University at Newark

“Angel Street” Set to Open at Black Box Theater

Season opens with Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian Thriller

NEWARK, Ohio, October 27, 2015 —The Black Box Theater at The Ohio State University at Newark is proud to present British dramatist Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller, Angel Street. Performances run from Thursday through Saturday, November 12-14, and again Thursday through Saturday, November 19-21. The curtain opens at 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 and 22. General admission is $10, student tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Angel Street focuses on a seemingly normal couple, the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. It turns out that the suavely handsome Jack Manningham (Samuel Driscoll) is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella (Erin Hedrick), to the brink of insanity under the guise of kindness which masks more sinister motives. While Jack is out, Bella has an unexpected caller, the amiable Scotland Yard inspector Rough (Tim Smith). He convinces her that her husband is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder he committed 15-years-ago in the same house. Bella gains confidence in herself as she and the inspector work together to build up evidence against Jack. Also included in the ensemble are Nancy (Katie Kopp), Elizabeth (Allison Gordon) and two police officers (Nick Driscoll and Mitchell Tulak).

Written for three acts, Angel Street remains one of the best thrillers in modern theatre containing some of the most brilliant and suspenseful sequences.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information, contact director Edie L. Norlin at

LeFevre Hall is located on the shared campus of Ohio state Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) at 1199 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

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