However, Reece really wants a witness to his signed confession. In it, he explains how he planned (and his sinister business partner Julian carried out) the
murders of Reece's first two wives.
When the murderous Julian (played by CST newcomer Eric Jensen) discovers the confession and the witness, Poopay is on a run for her life. When she attempts an escape through the connecting door, she winds up traveling back in time twenty years to the same London hotel suite in 1999. There she discovers Reece's second wife, Ruella (Rhonda Clark), on the eve of her murder.
When Ruella uses the connecting door later, she travels back to 1979 to the honeymoon night of her husband and his first wife Jessica (Erin Cunningham-Sloan). Soon the struggle is on to change
Alan Ayckbourn is known for playing brain-teasing
games with time and space in his plays, but in "Communicating Doors" he takes it a step further. He toys with man's common fantasy about rewriting his past- the "If I only knew then what I know now..." wish. He has said, "It's the question that all of us ask: What would have happened if I had taken a different
course? I once called the play a 'Back to the Future' for the stage... but it was important to me to create a very human story. Ultimately, it's about turning points in lives - people you meet who can change your life." Of course, history is not silly putty and easy to reshape, so in "Communicating
Doors," Ayckbourn treats the audience to a puzzle, complete with laughter and an aftershock.
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