NIGHT WATCH at Theatre 40

Photo by Ed Krieger

Neal Weaver  – Arts In LA

Prolific playwright Lucille Fletcher is best known for the suspense drama Sorry, Wrong Number—which began life as prizewinning 1948 radio play, starring Agnes Morehead, and in 1950 was made into a film noir that garnered an Oscar nomination for its star, Barbara Stanwyck.

Fletcher’s Night Watch is also a suspense drama, in which nothing is quite what it appears. Elaine Wheeler (Jennifer Lee Laks) is a wealthy heiress who lives with her husband in a posh apartment in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. But she is a chronic insomniac, and during one of her sleepless vigils, standing at her window, she sees something alarming in the supposedly abandoned building across the way. Read more…

Now running through February 24.