Cornerstone to present thriller and chiller

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:57

    sparta - Cornerstone Playhouse will present the thriller, Sorry, Wrong Number, along with a ghost story, The Hitch-Hiker, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 - 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Lake Mohawk Country Club. Both are radio plays by Lucille Fletcher. Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Agnes Moorehead, was one of radio’s 10 “bests,” and was later made into a film starring Barbara Stanwyck. Kathy Ziemann of Frankford, a longtime member of both Country Theatre in Branchville and Cornerstone Playhouse, will star as an invalid who is trapped at home and living a nightmare of a crossed telephone line and the murder she hears is about to happen. Her frantic efforts to enlist help, her growing terror, and all the plot twists will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The Hitch-Hiker is the tale of Ronald Adams, who sets out to drive from Brooklyn to California and encounters a strange hitch-hiker at various points along the way. A ghost story, the play hovers between reality and unreality. Tim Moran will play the lead. Paul Tracy will direct both plays, assisted by Linda Brady. Carol Emerson is producing. Other cast members include Maria Devita-Krug, Charles Krug, Heather Stromberg, Bill Hemberger and Steve Shaw. Tickets $12, $11 for seniors and students. There will be a cash bar and cabaret seating. For information, call 973-729-2120. The theatre is handicap accessible.