Tony Wendice married his wife Margot for money, and after discovering her affair, he’s willing to kill her to get it. In his meticulous planning of the perfect crime, Tony spins a web of suspicion and deception that will ensnare them both. Alfred Hitchcock stunned audiences with the film masterpiece. Now experience the suspense onstage in a smart, new, edge-of-your-seat adaptation of the classic thriller!

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.

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“Stylish, mysterious, and will keep you guessing until the end.”

- Broadway World

by Zac Thriffiley

A breathtaking, pulse-pounding, and even mordantly witty production that has already been extended through January 7 due to popular demand.

Director Georgette Verdin accepts this challenge as an opportunity to give audiences a master class in perfectly timed pacing and carefully orchestrated blocking.

Altogether, Northlight’s DIAL M FOR MURDER delivers chilling thrills and delightfully dark humor in an utterly captivating showcase of artists at the height of their powers.

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Third Coast Review

by Lauren Katz

Northlight Theatre Brings Thrilling Murder Mystery to the Holiday Season

Rarely have I been in the middle of an audience gasping at every twist and turn, making it clear that this opening night crowd was invested from beginning to end.

Suspenseful and fun with a stand-out team of artists, Dial M for Murder is a roller coaster from start to finish. Chicago is filled with a range of holiday classics this time of year. If you are looking for a little spice to change things up this time of year, this murder mystery is for you.

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Chicago Theatre Review

by Colin Douglas

This is one exciting play theatergoers won’t want to miss!

As always at Northlight Theatre, the cast for this show is impeccable. Georgette Verdin’s incredible production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s contemporary rewrite of Frederick Knott’s murder mystery is filled with a myriad of twists and turns. The talented cast keeps the story moving along at a brisk pace, always surprising the audience by introducing startling, new information and characters. Theatergoers will be on the edge of their seats throughout this tension-filled melodrama until the final curtain.

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Lucy Carapetyan

Margot Wendice

Lucy previously appeared at Northlight in You Can’t Take It With You. Some favorite Chicago credits include The Writer, First Love is the Revolution, Earthquakes in London, Linda (Steep Theatre, where she’s an ensemble member), Right To Be Forgotten and Nice Girl (Raven), Animal Farm (Steppenwolf). Lucy works as a motion capture actor for Injustice and Mortal Kombat video games. TV: Fargo season 4, Somebody SomewhereChicago FireProven Innocent. Film: Brooklyn 45Departing Seniors. She is represented by Paonessa Talent.

Felipe Carrasco


Felipe Carrasco is excited to here at Northlight Theatre for Dial M for Murder. Recent credits include: Twelfth Night (St. Louis Shakespeare Festival), The Cherry Orchard, Sweat (Goodman Theatre), The Wizards (Concrete Content), The Madres (Teatro Vista), Harbur Gate (16th Street Theatre), The Adventures of Robin Hood, Reprise (Adventure Stage Chicago), Othello: The Moor of Venice (Invictus Theatre), Waiting for Godot (Tympanic Theatre Co.), Bomb-Itty of Errors, Cyrano (Riverside Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Undermain Theatre), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Theatre Three), A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theatre Center.) Felipe is part of the performance duo, Daughter Boy, who recently performed their original piece Demons at the Bay, in Physical Theater Festival Chicago’s ‘Scratch Night’.

Ryan Hallahan

Tony Wendice

Ryan Hallahan makes his Northlight debut. Selected Chicago credits include Pass Over, Straight White Men (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Last Match, Witch, The Real Thing, A Streetcar Named Desire (Writers Theatre), Dial M For Murder (Northlight Theatre), Pericles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano De Bergerac (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Body Of An American (Stage Left; Jeff Award Nominee- Actor In A Principal Role), Posh (Steep), Octagon (Jackalope Theatre), and A Doll’s House (Definition Theatre), as well as work with The Goodman, Chicago Dramatists, Victory Gardens, and Broken Nose Theatre. Regional work includes The Rainmaker, Write Me A Murder, and Ripcord (Peninsula Players.) Film and television include Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee), Working Man, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med. He is the author of the plays Off The 77, The Grand Opening of the Chino Valley Death House, and Anna Lee.

Elizabeth Laidlaw

Maxine Hadley

Nick Sandys

Inspector Hubbard/BBC Voice

Nick Sandys is delighted to return to Northlight, having previously appeared in Mr. Dickens’ HatDr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Pride & Prejudice, and choreographed combat for several other productions. Other local on-stage appearances include: Frankenstein, Pygmalion, An Inspector Calls, The Chimes, The Goat, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Real Thing (Remy Bumppo); Jeeves IntervenesCaptain Blood, A Turn Of The Screw, Twelfth Night, Blithe Spirit, Much Ado About Nothing (First Folio); The Tempest (Notre Dame Shakespeare); The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes (Mercury Theatre); plus productions at Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass, and Light Opera Works, as well as regionally and Off Broadway. Nick has received some 22 Joseph Jefferson Nominations for acting, directing, fight directing, and producing, as well as a 2018 APA Audie Nomination for his audiobook narration of Dracula, and a 2011 Achievement Award from The Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts.

Production Team

Mara Ishihara Zinky

Set Design

Mara Ishihara Zinky is thrilled to be back at at Northlight, where she most recently designed The Porch On Windy Hill, and has worked as a carpenter. Other recent design credits include Night Watch (Raven Theatre), Last Hermanos (A Red Orchid Theatre), and Routes (Remy Bumppo Theatre). BFA in Scenic Design, The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Raquel Adorno

Costume Design

RAQUEL ADORNO (Costume Design) NORTHLIGHT: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, Intimate Apparel; CHICAGO: Measure for Measure, I, Banquo; (Chicago Shakespeare); Wife of a Salesman (Writers); The Island, The Tragedy Of Othello, The Moor of Venice (Court); Mies Julie (Victory Gardens); Unelectable You (The Second City); D.O.A.(Strawdog Theatre Company); Murder Ballad, CARRIE (Bailiwick Chicago). REGIONAL: The Tempest, Intimate Apparel (Utah Shakespeare Festival); A Raisin in the Sun, The Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline, A Doll’s House, A Doll’s House, Part 2 (American Players); EDUCATION: MFA Northwestern University. AWARDS: The Michael Maggio Award 2022, The Michael Merritt Academic Achievement Prize for Collaborative Design 2019.

Eric Watkins

Light Design

Christopher Kriz

Original Music and Sound Design

Lonnae Hickman

Props Design

Katie Klemme

Stage Manager

KATIE KLEMME is pleased to return to Northlight where her credits include Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, Intimate Apparel, Mr. Dickens’ Hat, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Landladies, and You Can’t Take It With You. Recent credits include Villette (Lookingglass), Tiger Style!, Wife of a Salesman, and Into the Woods (Writers); Mamma Mia! and Much Ado About Nothing (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), Hamilton: An American Musical (Chicago, Sub); Sorin: A Notre Dame Story (National Tour); If I Forget, Indecent (Victory Gardens); Mr. Burns, The Realistic Joneses, others (Theater Wit); Mother and Me (Geva Theater Center, Rochester, NY). She was resident production stage manager at American Theater Company from 2008-2018 where highlights included the world premieres of Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize), The Project(s), and columbinus (Chicago and ArtsEmerson, Boston). She is on the faculty at Loyola University Chicago and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

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Accessible Performances

December 22 at 7:30 pm: Open Captions

December 23 at 2:30 pm: Audio Description and Open Captions



This guide holds many different accessibility tools to make your experience at our show as comfortable as possible. Please be aware that not every element of this guide will be useful to each individual, therefore, please feel free to pick and choose which accessibility tools would be most beneficial to you. The guide includes a synopsis of the show, sensory warnings, and photos of what to expect when you arrive at the theater.

Dial M for Murder Sensory Guide

For more information or questions about Captioning or Audio Description please contact Kristen Waagner: 847.324.1615 or access@northlight.irg

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