Sorry, Wrong Number

CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: DD9289
Released: Aug 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580818360
Narrator/s: A Full Cast
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. A mystery thriller, the tale of a neurotic invalid, whose only contact with the outside world is her phone. Over this, one night, because of a crossed wire, she hears plans for a murder, which turns out to be her own. Her frantic efforts to enlist help through the only means at her disposal, her growing terror and realization of the truth, and the hints about her own life and personality she lets drop, make this a full character portrait not only of herself but of the unseen murderer, whose identity and motivations are surmised but never revealed. The story also picks up through the many phone calls, personality vignettes of the outside world, including gangsters, phone operators, a police sergeant, etc., each of which is distinct and of vital importance to the storyline.

Author(s): Louise Fletcher
Genre: Drama

Professional reviews

"Fletcher's classic radio play focuses on a self-centered bedridden woman who accidentally overhears a murder plot on what seems to be crossed telephone lines. Susan Sullivan does a fine job of portraying a brittle, spoiled woman yet keeping her sympathetic enough for the listener to share her frustration when no one will investigate, and to worry as the murderers' plan becomes clear. The rest of the cast ably supports Sullivan's central performance. The play gives chills but fails to generate significant suspense, perhaps because of its brevity (22 minutes) rather than the performances. But it still packs the punch of a short, stiff drink. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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