A Pair of Spades on stage in Glen Arbor

From staff reports

The Glen Arbor Players present “A Pair of Spades,” two short plays with the archetypal detective Sam Spade at the center of all that’s criminal. Performances are Oct. 5-6, at 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville. Admission is free; no reservations are required.

In this pair of whodunnits, “The John Doe Caper” and “The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper,” author Dashiell Hammett’s fictional detective finds himself matching wits with a range of colorful criminals and characters. Since its inception in 2011, the Glen Arbor Players, a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center and formerly known as Readers’ Theater, has brought to life a series of light-hearted mysteries, comedies and serious dramas. Performers come from the local community, and read from scripts in front of the audience. Performances are free of charge, and most run about an hour. For more information visit GlenArborArt.org.