The time is 1936, the place is London. Corpse! is the story of twin brothers, one of whom is a penniless actor while the other is a wealthy aristocrat. One brother plots to murder the other in the most unusual of circumstances. Of course, things go awry in this comedy thriller – filled with gunshots, poison, secret closets and a riotous sword fight – that is not so much a whodunit as a whodunit to whom!

The play, written by Gerald Moon and directed by Jay Mower, is produced by Joel Colbourn and Lynn Wolsey. The cast includes Brian Evans as Evelyn/Rupert Farrant, Lee Donnelly as Mrs. McGee, Joel Gossett as Major Ambrose Powell and Jeremy White as Hawkins. This is a wonderfully wacky way to usher in the holiday season!

Corpse! opens Sept.12 and runs weekends only through Oct. 12 at PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre, 13250 Poway Road. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at, and are $20 general admission; $17 for students, seniors and active duty military. There is a $1.50 handling charge per ticket purchased online. The price for tickets purchased at the door is slightly higher. Additionally, there is a $2 surcharge for opening night, which includes a post-performance reception with the cast. Season ticket subscriptions are also available.

PowPAC is Poway’s only community theater. Established in 1981, PowPAC is located in the heart of Poway, upstairs in Lively Center, 13250 Poway Rd. The theater is handicap accessible via an elevator in the rear of the building and has acres of convenient, free parking. The company is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

PowPAC’s mission is “to create theatrical experiences of the highest standards within the community theater environment; to produce and present works ensuring diverse and balanced programming; to provide an environment for the growth and education of the artist, the audience and the community at large; to expand our audiences; to engage our audiences and, above all else, to entertain our audiences.”

Now in its 33rd season, PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre, continues to present high quality shows that delight, amuse, fascinate and entertain.