Murder, Mayhem, and Mirth Coming to Backstage@SPTC in



September 14, 2017, Santa Paula, CA. Santa Paula Theater Center will present HARROGATE HOUSE OR TWO LITTLE INDIANS ('CAUSE THE OTHER EIGHT DIED written and directedby Kathleen Bosworth for two weekends only, October 6 through October 15 in its Backstage performance space at 125 So. 7th Street, on the corner of Main St. and 7th in downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. (Please note: There are NO Friday performances.) All performances are "pay-what-you-can".   Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made online at or by calling the Box Office at 805 525-4645. There is no late seating Backstage@SPTC.

A one-act farce "who done it?", HARROGATE HOUSE is a send-up of the enshrined mystery plays of Agatha Christie, featuring the genre's requisite characters: a detective, the lady of the house, maid, butler, and cook, all cleverly—and quickly—portrayed by two actors, Maria Pavone and Michael Keith Allen. As the bodies mount and the plot thickens it's anybody's guess which character will be the last man—or woman—standing.
HARROGATE HOUSE marks writer/director Kathleen Bosworth's first foray into directing at SPTC, although hers is a familiar on-stage presence to SPTC audiences. Most recently seen on the Main Stage in THE BIRDS, she also appeared as The Rat in last year's world premier production of SUGAR, and in GOOD PEOPLE. She was a frequent actress and director at Flying H Theater in Ventura, and has appeared on stage in other theaters throughout Ventura County. Harrogate House is produced by Jill Dolan with technical direction by Allan Noel.
Also on view weekends starting October 13 is SPTC's annual GHOSTWALK adventure, this year haunting the old Ford Dealership at S. Hallock Dr and the 126 in Santa Paula. (Reserve at, or on the haunting line, 805-525-3073.) Our final Main Stage production of the season, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: ON THE AIR, runs November 17 through December 23Individual tickets and season subscriptions can be made online at, or by calling the SPTC Box Office at (805) 525-4645.