The Glen Arbor Players are very excited to announce the staging of our new play, Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Ron Smith. The play is based on a true story that took place in the Michigan Upper Peninsula in the 1950’s and was written by the defense attorney who later became a Michigan supreme court justice.

The story involves the defense of an army lieutenant who was accused of killing a bartender in cold blood who had allegedly raped his wife. The story was later made into a movie in 1959 that started James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzarra, Eve Arden and George C. Scott. The movie was awarded Six(6) Academy Awards and has been lauded as “probably the finest pure trial movie ever made.” The US Library of Congress has preserved the film as being “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.”

Mr. Smith was quoted as saying “the cast is one of the largest in our twelve year history as well as our most experienced with almost 300 years of collective stage experience. The play will be performed at the Glen Lake Church, 4902 W. Macfarlane, Glen Arbor. Play dates are October 27, 28 and 29th at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Goodwill donations are accepted and refreshments will be served.