Alan Ayckbourn’s time-traveling murder mystery comedy, “Communicating Doors,” opens Thursday, March 26, at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

The show, directed by Craig Huisenga, will be staged through April 4 in NOVA’s Roebling Theater.

“This show will have you on the edge of your seat,” Huisenga promises.

When a prostitute visits a rich man in the year 2024, she is surprised to learn he only wants her to witness his confession. When his henchman tries to murder her, she escapes through the “communicating door” to the next suite and travels 20 years back in time.

“This is one of my favorite plays and I’m getting to work with some of my favorite actors in Billings,” Huisenga said. “I got to do this play in San Diego and I was amazed at the range of audience reactions.”

The cast includes Delaney Kay Hardy (Poopay), Anjanett Hawk (Ruella), Caitlin Alice Hart (Jessica), Justin Lindner (Julian), Huisenga (Reece) and Jerrid Michael David Gray (Harold).

Hardy and Hawk are familiar to audiences at both NOVA and Billings Studio Theatre. Lindner just played Duke Orsino in NOVA’s production of “Twelfth Night” and Hart recently starred in the title role in Billings Studio Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.”

Tickets and show times are available at www.NOVAbillings.org, through their box office at 406-591-9535, or by visiting the box office at 2317 Montana Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Tickets for shows at NOVA are $21 for adults and $16 for students/seniors/active military with valid ID (prices include a $1 facility fee). Groups of 10 or more receive 10 percent off and groups of 20 or more receive half-priced tickets.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.