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Jimmy Rau and Allie Charton

"The Spider or the Fly?" at the Towle Theater in May

Contributed By: The 411 News

Jurors in murder trial try to balance trust and confusion in this psychological thriller

The Towle Theater presents their second production of their 21st season, “The Spider or the Fly?” by Sam Bobrick. The production is directed by Jeff Casey, assisted by Nora Wragg, stage managed by Max Mayhew-Martin, and features fight choreography by RJ Cecott.

In this unique psychological thriller, two stories unfold simultaneously in the same space but in different time frames. Maura and Scott meet while serving on jury duty for a murder trial and get romantically involved with each other. As their relationship develops, they discover they adamantly disagree on what the verdict should be. They also realize that each is not the person the other thought they were.

At the same time and in the same space that their story is being played out to its frightening climax, Jan and Tom, another young couple who have just met, weave through their unusual relationship that strangely enough has ties to the same murder case.

The Towle welcomes newcomers Mary Margaret McCormack (from Woodstock, IL) as Maura and Jimmy Rau (Munster, IN) as Tom. Returning to the Towle are Allie Charton (Chicago, IL) as Jan and Martin Downs (Chicago, IL) as Scott.

“The Spider or the Fly?” runs May 3rd-5th, 10th-11th, 17th-19th. Performances for May 3, 10, 11, 17, 18 are at 8pm and performances for May 4, 5, 19 are at 2pm.

The box office opens 1 hour prior to performance time. Tickets are only $24 and must be paid for in advance. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Group rates are available.

There is no late seating. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to curtain. If you arrive after curtain, you will not be seated as there is no intermission.

The production is sponsored by Calumet College of St. Joseph.

Educator Appreciation Nights are May 3rd, 10, 17. Teachers and administrators will receive buy-one-get-one FREE tickets; just show a school ID. Reservations are required. This is a buy one get one free offer only. No half price tickets will be available.

The Towle Theater is located in downtown Hammond at 5205 Hohman Avenue. Parking is available just off Fayette Street and only steps away from the alley entrance.

For tickets or more information, call (219) 937-8780 or visit

Story Posted:04/20/2024

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