A German espionage agent in search of a British spy is murdered on a ship in South American waters. Will the killer escape?
Incognito, the fall production from the Lausanne Upper School thespians, is a perfect title for a show that has the audience figuring out who is who and how all the innocuous women presented are related.
"Working on Incognito has been an incredible experience. Everyone in the cast and crew has shown so much dedication in turning this production into a reality," Matthew Russell '19 said. "The show features everything from wild, humorous characters to intense German officials. With its many twists and turns, Incognito is an exciting show with non-stop action. This murder mystery is sure to captivate the audience, which is an incredible thing to be a part of. I have enjoyed every second of this show and am glad to be part of such a special community."
It is 1941 and the world is at war. A group of Americans are on a pleasure cruise to Brazil when there is a murder of a high ranking German operative who has uncovered the identity of the infamous British spy Charles Locke. The SS Imperial is forced into dock by a German U-Boat and the commander of the submarine Herr von Stumm takes control of the vessel. The women are questioned by the Germans as they seek the identity of the killer and which of these women might be the mysterious Charles Locke.
"The cast has worked incredibly hard at committing to our outrageous characters to produce an intense yet humorous show. I know that the audiences’ hearts will race as we track down the killer, but they will also be laughing the whole time. ," senior Liv Clayton '19 said.
The show, written by N. Richard Nusbaum and directed by Lausanne Theatre Department Chair and Director of EPAC Estes Hammons, will be performed on Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m in the Elder Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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