Theatre on the Square will present the Indianapolis premiere of Die! Mommie! Die! April 4-26. The comedic melodrama evokes the 1960s movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer Angela Arden is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out-of-work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. Angela’s resentful daughter, Edith, convinces Angela’s emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father’s death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela’s crime, slips something into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild trip that exposes all of Angela’s dark secrets.
Show times are Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, full-time students and military personnel. For information and reservations, call TOTS, 627 Massachusetts Ave., at 317-685-8695 or go to www.tots.org