Pre Show Seminar – Dr. Christopher Chan

Hitchcock Pre-Show Seminar

Features Mystery Scholar Christopher Chan

Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller “Dial M for Murder,” will host mystery scholar Dr. Christopher Chan, Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets to performances are available, admission to the pre-show seminar is free.

Chan, a Lawrence University graduate and Agatha Christie website editor, will speak about Alfred Hitchcock and the adaptation of Knott’s play into film. Chan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned his Ph.D. degree in U.S. history from Marquette University.  He is studying to earn a Master of Library and Information Science degree from UW-Milwaukee.

He teaches online graduate history classes and writes for, the official Agatha Christie website, and the magazine Gilbert at, which specializes in book and television reviews, in addition to writing historical and critical essays on Agatha Christie’s work.

“Dial M for Murder” was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic film. “Dial M for Murder” has been translated into 24 languages and the play has been produced in more than 30 countries.

Thursday, August 13, Peninsula Players with host a pre-show seminar in conjunction with its production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.”  The Players will host Peninsula Music Festival sopranos, Danielle Buonaiuto and Kathy Pyeatt,  as they talk about the path that lead them to opera and their lives as professional opera singers.  Pre-show seminars for “Outside Mullingar” and “Nunsense” are forthcoming.

Peninsula Players Theatre is committed to providing educational programming for the community.  The Players has a long history of educational initiatives including an intern program that dates back to the founding days of the Players in the 1930s.  The theater continues to offer theater tours and post-show discussions as listed in the program and website.  Contact the Players Box Office at (920) 868-3287 for more information on free seminars, tours or to purchase tickets.