A scheming Southern belle, a crooked lawyer, a jilted husband, a shrewd police detective and a poisonous snake all take center stage in “Scandal Point,” The Lakeside Players’ fall production. The play is set for Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590, Lakeville (between the firehouse and United Methodist Church). The thriller, written by John Patrick, tells the story of Joy Desmond, a conniving Southern woman with a shady past, married to a rich older man who’s an eminent herpetologist (expert on reptiles). After her husband, Kerwin, goes to prison for a crime she actually committed, Joy starts a torrid love affair with her lawyer, Bruno Capra. When the husband unexpectedly gets paroled and returns home, Joy and Bruno hatch a macabre plan to get rid of Kerwin. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as the play twists and turns ironically until the thrilling, unexpected climax! “Scandal Point” stars Kelly Ann Walsh as Joy Desmond, David J. Spitzer as Bruno Capra, Tony Schwartz as Dr. Kerwin Desmond and Frank DeSando as Detective Quinn. Roxan Schwartz is directing. The playwright, the late John Patrick, wrote dozens of comedies and dramas, including “The Teahouse of the August Moon,” which won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award in 1954. Several years ago, The Lakeside Players performed two other plays by Patrick, “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” and “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck.” Founded in 1999, The Lakeside Players are recipients of numerous awards from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA). Awards include Best Original Production, Best Comedy, Best Director of a Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, for their 2010 and 2011 hits “Double Occupancy,” “Fawlty Towers Revisited,” “Bermuda Avenue Triangle” and “The Book of Murder.” To make reservations, call (570)226-6207, or buy tickets at the door. Tickets are $12; $10 for groups of 10 or more. For more information on The Lakeside Players, visit www.lakesideplayers.net.