“White Cottage,” an original play written and directed by Julia Clapp, will have its world premiere Friday, July 30 at The Playhouse, 107 Church St. The production will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. for three weekends, through Aug. 15.

Set in England in 1910, “White Cottage” is a Victorian parlor mystery that takes place on a stormy summer night at the country cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Banstead. They are entertaining their guests but the evening takes a strange and frightening turn when Mrs. Banstead goes suddenly missing.

The cast includes veteran actors at The Playhouse including Jacob Fricke, Angelina Nichols and the playwright’s father Lincoln Clapp, who played Sherlock Holmes in last year’s production of “Sherlock’s Veiled Secret.”

Tickets are $10 at the door, which will open 15 minutes before each performance. Seating is limited, so calling 338-5777 for reservations is encouraged.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.