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A chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, “Veronica’s Room” explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.
The Matthews Opera House is proud to present this nightmarish production directed by Hoodie Smock. Performances are November 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m. and November 10 at 2:00 p.m. Parental Advisory: This show contains adult themes and is for mature audiences.
Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?
Woman – Shirlene Joseph
Man – Max Merchen
Girl – Joanna Mechaley
Young Man – Stephen Detlefs