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SHOWTIMES: January 24 & 25, 8 p.m. January 26, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. January 27, 3 p.m.

Pegasus Theatre will return to Lewisville later this month for another installment in its popular “Living Black and White” mystery plays. “XSR: Die!” will run for five shows Jan. 24-27 in the Performance Hall at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.

Evening shows will start at 8 p.m. Jan. 24-26, with 3 p.m. matinee shows on Jan. 26-27. Tickets are $35 for Saturday night, $30 general admission and $20 for students and seniors on Friday night and at both matinees, and $20 general admission on Thursday evening.

Tickets are available at the Winspear Box Office of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street in Dallas; online at attpac.org; or by phone at 214.880.0202. Advance tickets cannot be purchased at MCL Grand.

The well-known and much beloved series of “Living Black & White” shows has been designed and produced by Pegasus Theatre since 1986. It uses a technique developed at Pegasus Theatre that combines trade-secret makeup, special lighting, meticulous costuming and set creation, and stylized acting to create the illusion that the audience is watching not just a play, but a 1940s black-and-white movie brought to life on stage.

“XSR: Die!” (theatre lingo meaning to Cross Stage Right and die) features Harry Hunsacker, a would-be actor turned would-be detective, in a mysterious mixture of murder and mayhem.

The story takes place backstage at a Broadway theatre on opening night of a new play by famed playwright, Clayton Farrell. The tyrannical director, Douglas Mallory, wants to make a last-minute change to the climactic scene of the play. A shot rings out and someone falls dead. Fortunately for the killer, Hunsacker (again portrayed by Pegasus Theatre artistic director and playwright Kurt Kleinmann) has stumbled into the wrong theatre looking for an audition, and things just get a lot more complicated!

This affectionate parody of detective films in the 1930s and 1940s will delight the whole family.

Pegasus Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre that began operations in October 1985. The mission of Pegasus Theatre is to “produce new and original comedies in a professional setting, highlighting the talents of North Texas theatre artists.” For information, please visit pegasustheatre.com.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach the MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center. Parking is not allowed on the grass lot across Church Street from MCL Grand.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

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