Players’ fourth show ‘Murder at the Howard Johnsons’

The Players Theatre Company’s fourth show of the season promises laughs at “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s.”

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jim Walker directs this show until its end on Valentine’s Day.

This is a description of the show from The Owen Theatre’s website:

“All is fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. A three scene love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband. In the first scene the wife and her lover plot to murder the husband. In the second scene the wife and her husband are plotting to murder the lover. The third scene has the husband and the lover plotting to murder the wife – but this attempt, like the others, fails.”

This small cast of three has never been nominated for a Montie Award, but the crew has several past Montie Award recipients.

Roger Ormiston (lighting design) was twice nominated last year and won for his lighting design of Stage Right Production’s “Singin’ in the Rain” – his third nomination for lighting design.

Marieda Kilgore (scenic artist, costume, props) is a four-time nominee and last won a Montie in 2014 for her costuming work on The Players Theatre Company’s “Gypsy.”

Below is a director-approved cast and crew list for the show:


  • Sarah Walker as Arlene Miller
  • Nick Hough as Paul Miller
  • Brian Heaton as Mitchell Lovell


  • Roger Ormiston – Lighting design
  • Marieda Kilgore – Scenic artist, props, wardrobe/costume
  • Zachary Taylor – Sound design
  • Jim Walker – Set design


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