A woman's attempts to cover up her crime go awry, and the events that follow make for the suspenseful and darkly funny "Thumbs," which can be seen at Hudson Players through Nov. 19.
Those who like a good mystery-thriller, with a smattering of humor, should check out "Thumbs," written by Rupert Holmes and directed by Brian Westerley. The twists and turns in this play are numerous; just when you think you have things figured out, the action turns 180 degrees.
In the play, Marta (Rose Gabriele) and her ex-husband Freddie (Len Reinker) find themselves at Rose's cabin in Vermont. In between the barbs they hurl at each other, they discuss the news about the Tom Thumb serial murders in the area. Several people have been found dead, with their thumbs hacked off.
When a murder happens at the cabin, Sheriff Jane Morton (Jennifer Matas), along with her deputy Wilton (Sean Donovan) come to investigate. With the dubious help of Todd (Robert Brand), Marta's current flame, Marta finds herself scrambling to keep one step ahead of the persistent Jane.
Also in the cast is Jessica DeRemer, who plays an anonymous Female.
"Thumbs" can be seen Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on the Sunday matinee on Nov. 13.
Performances are staged at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson. For details or tickets, call 330-655-8522 or visit www.hudsonplayers.com online.