Latitude 41 announces its production of INVITATION TO MURDER, by Whitney Ryan Garrity


Lord and Lady Lexington have picked a rather beastly night to throw a haunted house party in their newly acquired home, Foxworth Manor. Oddly, the guest list appears to be made up of disparate and desperate strangers. There's the pretty secretary, the acerbic gossip columnist, the local physician, the flighty real-estate agent and a handsome, but somewhat surly young man. Foxworth Manor has a tragic history, and this evening will prove to be no exception. As the storm rages on outside, the guests suddenly discover that not everyone is quite the stranger they appear to be...and more than one of them may have murder in mind. This single-set, easy-to-produce play provides enough laughs and chills for a full evening.

The productions dates are September 22-24, 29, 30 and October 1 at Bicentennial Park in Joliet.
Invitation to Murder Staff:  Directed by Caitlin Matson    / Produced by Jeff Matson and Cathie Stewart /    Sound Design: Jeff Matson    Light Design:
Cast: Paul Zavala, Hope Taylor, Faith Berry, Domineik Durham, Jeff Matson, Tamara Malabranche, Stephanie Maldonado, Dawn Brunker
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Recent Latitude 41 productions include THE BIRDS, LOVE SEX & THE IRS, DOG SEES GOD, OF MICE AND MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, and THE 39 STEPS. Latitude 41 debuted and produced the long-running holiday puppet show TRANSYLVANIA GENERAL, which returned last Halloween season for performances at the Morris Theatre Guild Playhouse.
Latitude 41 is a not-for-profit corporation.

Theater is a collaborative art--it's more than what happens on the stage under the lights.  You can make friends, pick up valuable skills and experience, display your artistry, and have a great time contributing to live, local theater by staying involved after the the auditions. To volunteer to work backstage, with set construction, in the booth, or with house for this production, please email



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Latitude 41 was founded by a group of people who firmly believe that Joliet-area audiences are eager for more quality community theater. We believe that theater is at its best when its creators are passionate about the subject, dedicated to craft and artistry, and committed to following through.

To this end, Latitude 41 prefers to receive submissions from a person or group that feels strongly about the script, rather than having a preselected show assigned to a director or production team.

There are no content-specific requirements for submitting a proposal. The only requirement is that it be a show you need to do, and the passion and drive to help make it happen. Get complete submission guidelines by emailing

Latitude 41 believes that community theater should be an artistically-enriching and enjoyable experience for the audience, the players, and the crew.

Latitude 41 is a not-for-profit organization.




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