Murder in the Cathedral

by T.S. Eliot

directed by Elizabeth Hunter

produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Murder in the Cathedral is the gripping tale of the sacrifice of Thomas Becket to the political aims of England's Henry II. Eerily recounted in the gorgeous language of T.S. Eliot, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, Murder... follows Thomas through a series of last temptations as he struggles to find the path toward glory without losing his soul.


Friday, November 5, 2004 at 8pm

Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 4pm and 8pm

Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 8pm

Friday, November 12, 2004 at 8pm

Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 4pm and 8pm

Special Performances

There will be a special post-show conversation, "Discussing Murder," after the 4pm performance on Saturday, November 6, led by the director and Rev. Molly Baskette.


Murder in the Cathedral was presented at First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Ave., Somerville.

The performance space is wheelchair-accessible.


Chorus Captain


First Priest

Second Priest

Third Priest



First Tempter

Second Tempter

Third Tempter

Fourth Tempter

First Knight

Second Knight

Third Knight

Fourth Knight

Mare Freed

Molly Baskette

Kerri Centrella

Faatin Chaudhury

Katie DiMarca

Alys Ebenhoe

Jinevra Howard

Alissa Lerman

Gilly Rosenthol

Jude Shabry

Peter Gilbert

Rob Noyes

Ari Herzog

Zachary Newton

Jason Merrill

Lauren Hall

Michael O'Brien

Ted Beatie

John Olson

J. Michael Spencer

David Policar

Jeff Gibbs

John Bowker

Production Team



Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

Stage Manager

Lighting Design

Sound Design / Webmaster

Board Operator

Costume Designer

Props Manager

Make-Up Manager

Publicity Director

Promotional Design

House Manager

Chorus Rehearsal Assistant


Beckie Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Jo Guthrie

Jim Powers

Chris Dekalb

J. Michael Spencer

Neil Marsh

Matt Kimmel

Elizabeth Ryan

Debbie Steiner

Melody Moening

Justin Graeber

Gilly Rosenthol

Sarah Bradford

Michael Babish

Mink Myers