McAuley Catholic High School’s drama students perform “Sorry Wrong Number” a classic thriller and “An Undisclosed Location” a suspense drama on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the MPR at McAuley High School. Both theatre classes will perform in the plays, and both shows are rated PG. Seating is limited. Contact McAuley’s school office for ticket information.

“Sorry Wrong Number”

A mystery thriller, the tale of a neurotic invalid, whose only contact with the outside world is her phone. Over this, one night, because of a crossed wire, she hears plans for a murder, which turns out to be her own. Her frantic efforts to enlist help through the only means at her disposal, her growing terror and realization of the truth, and (along the way) the hints about her own life and personality she lets drop, make this a full character portrait not only of herself but of the unseen murderer, whose identity and motivations are surmised but never revealed. A tour de force of acting for the female star, who commands the stage throughout, this play also picks up through the many phone calls, personality vignettes of the outside world, including gangsters, phone operators, a police sergeant, etc., each of which is distinct and of vital importance to the storyline. The play has been adapted by the author for an easy stage presentation, which should be as telling as the original radio version; although both have been made available in this present printing.

“An Undisclosed Location”

Before everything went so terribly wrong, Dr. Hale’s team of scientists was trying to help people. Now, John Bonner is the only one who can try to make the world understand–because he’s the only one left alive. When a curious journalist pushes Bonner to revisit the night everything changed, he must face the questions that linger: Why were the four scientists summoned to a late-night meeting at Dr. Hale’s home? Could the catastrophic consequences of their discovery have been avoided? And how will history judge them now?