Timber Lake Playhouse. GASLIGHT, a thrillerby Patrick Hamilton.
A Broadway hit first produced under the title Angel Street and filmed twice- -winning Ingrid Bergman an Oscar for Best Actress- -Gaslight tells the story of the Manninghams in 1. Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. But it’s soon apparent, that the handsome Mr.
Manningham is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks his sinister motives. Manningham has an unexpected caller: Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella's confidence in herself. As the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author builds and sustains some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.
In a lab mishap, chemist Dr. Frank Cordell is exposed to an experimental gas that causes him to turn into a homicidal maniac when he hears the sound of ringing bells. A homicidal maniac engages a frightened young woman in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this harrowing suspense thriller starring Raquel Welch.