March 9-31: Murder mystery Corpse! on stage at Limelight Theatre

Chris MacEwan plays twins Evelyn and Rupert Farrant in Corpse! at Limelight Theatre. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Corpse!, set in London in 1936, is not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom! As with most fool proof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem.

Corpse! is on stage March 8-31 on Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking is available on site and street-side. For tickets, go to or call 904-825-1164.

Directed by Matthew Whaley and sponsored by CycleHere Media, the cast includes Chris MacEwan playing the lead roles of Evelyn and Rupert. MacEwan’s early acting career included work on All My Children, One Life to Live, and Saturday Night Live. 

James “Dez” Desmond as Powell and Chris MacEwan as Evelyn in Corpse!

The cast also includes James “Dez” Desmond as Powell; Francesca Bellavista as Mrs. McGee; and Andy Nance as Hawkins. 

“Like a good game of Clue, Corpse! is that classic whodunit with an added dash of slapstick comedy and sibling rivalry. At its core this is a show about family and secrets and how those secrets can either create an everlasting bond, or lead to years of resentment and ultimately revenge,” said director Matthew Whaley.

“The inspiration for the show came from so many different places and thoughts – from the 1960 looks and sounds, to the Clue inspired costumes, and the Copperfield-esque special effects.”

Francesca Bellavista as Mrs. McGee and Chris MacEwan as Rupert in Corpse!


A special student matinee on Sunday, March 11 with $10 tickets features a post-show talk back with the director, cast, and crew. Call the box office at 904-825-1164 to reserve advance tickets. 


Opening night on March 9 features complimentary champagne pre-show and a meet-the-cast party following the performance. Regular tickets are $26 for adults; $24 for ages 62 and older; $20 for military and students; and $10 student rush for students with I.D., available 30 minutes prior to curtain for available seats. 

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and on Terrific Tuesday; and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Advance reservations are encouraged. Tickets are available at or by calling 904-825-1164.

Chris MacEwan as Rupert and Andy Nance as Hawkins in Corpse!, on stage March 9-31 at Limelight Theatre.

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