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Swift Creek Mill Theatre announces Gaslight

“Gaslight” Press Release
Gaslight to open the 2022-2023 season at Swift Creek Mill Theatre on September 10th!
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General Information
Run Information

Pay-What-You-Can: September 8th, 2022
Preview: September 9th, 2022

Opening Night: September 10th, 2022

Closing Night: October 15th, 2022

Performances: Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays at 8:00 pm; Select Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM
Production Information
by Patrick Hamilton

Runtime: 120 minutes
With an inheritance at stake, a husband attempts to drive his wife to insanity through incremental manipulation. This Victorian era psychological thriller explores trust, control and how we perceive our own reality. Now synonymous with mental and emotional abuse, the term “gaslight” originates from this tale of deception.
Directed by Irene Kuykendall
Scenic Design by Frank Foster
Lighting Design by Joe Doran
Costume Design by Maura Lynch Cravey
Technical Direction by Liz Allmon
Mrs. Manningham: Lindsey Zelli
Mr. Manningham: Axle Burtness
Nancy: Katherine S. Wright
Elizabeth: Debra Wagoner
Rough: Joe Pabst
Policeman: Gordon Graham
Policeman: Quan Chau
Ticket Information
Reserved tickets: $49
Special discounts: Seniors, Military, First Responders, Students
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Photography Information
Select promotional images are available now. Production photographs will be available after September 4th. All photographs by Kieran Rundle.
Production Photos
Dining Information
The meal served before performances of Gaslight is inspired by Victorian England, the setting of the play. Dining begins two hours before the start of the show.

Matinee dining: 12:30 PM

Evening dining: 6:00 PM

Dining Tickets: $30 (including gratuity and tax)
Appetizer: Yeast Rolls and Vegetable Dumpling Soup or House Salad
Main course: Marinated Flank steak, Seared Chicken w/ Shallot Chutney / Rice Pilaf / Braised Kale, and Carrot Souffle.
Dessert: Trifle, and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Dining Tickets
Featured Artist Information
Founded in September 2009, the Chester Artists Association offers programs and trips to educate and encourage artists within the Chester community. The exhibit encompasses a wide range of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, pen & ink, collage and more.
Patrons can talk to Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s Box Office about purchasing pieces that are on sale.
Location: Historic Mill Room

Dates: August 26th through October 15th

Fee: There is no fee to view the artwork for dining and theatre patrons
Featured Artists
Nancy Belcher, Gail Butler, Linda Faye Campbell, Ruby DiVittorio, Marti Fann, Judy Harris, Faye Henderson, Sarah Hummel, Mary Beth Johnson, Sally Kennedy, Gail Litton, Laurie McAleenan, Pat McNamara, Kathy Mullholand, Julie Northcott, Cindy Parris, Susan Rutkowski, Kay Shuster, Brenda Spencer, Jean Stagg, Katherine Thompson, Rae Jean Whaley, Kathy Worcester
Chester Artist Association Website
About Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Historic Swift Creek Mill Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering mainstage and youth productions, educational programs, dining, cabarets, wine dinners, and event and catering services. Housed in a former grist mill, the theatre is listed as one of the oldest landmarks in the nation (circa 1663).
Season tickets and FlexPasses are available. For tickets and more information about the Mill’s 2021-22 season of shows, cabarets, and wine dinners, visit, Email, or call 804-748-5203 Tues. – Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.