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Tag Archives | Agatha Christie

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Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at Princeton Summer Theater

Spider’s Web ends with the unmasking of a murderer, and it starts with… a taste test. In this play’s opening moments, two veddy proper, blindfold-wearing English gentlemen drink glasses of Port and trying to figure out the vintage. A murder mystery with wine tasting? Who else but Agatha Christie could get away with that? And who […]

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Review: ‘Murder on the Nile’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

Imagine this scene. You’re on a paddle steamer on the Nile River in Egypt. It’s the mid-60s. You find yourself surrounded by an off-kilter cast of characters: Miss Ffoliot-ffoulkes on holiday with her niece Christina Grant; a communist-leaning British lord named Smith, with the hots for Christina; a fez-wearing steward; a French maid named Louise; […]

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Preview: Thunderous Productions’ ‘Murder on the Nile’ Opens on Friday, June 23rd at the Greenbelt Arts Center by Aref Dajani and Emily Canavan

Thunderous Productions’ Murder on the Nile is not your parents’ or grandparents’ version of Agatha Christie. Opening Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Greenbelt Arts Center – with a cast that screams diversity – this production invites those who have never been sucked in by Christie’s twists and turns to climb aboard their “small paddle […]

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Review: ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ at Bristol Riverside Theatre

A grand presentation of Agatha Christie’s popular whodunit of 1953, Witness for the Prosecution, closes out Bristol Riverside Theatre’s 30th anniversary season with a bang. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the play (later adapted for the 1957 hit film starring Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, and Tyrone Power) not only offers a thoroughly engrossing courtroom drama/murder […]

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Review: ‘Clue On Stage’ at Bucks County Playhouse

Wanna play a game? Clue On Stage is a show that doesn’t ask deep, profound questions of its audience. Instead, it simply asks, whodunit? Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick? Or was it Miss Scarlet in the library with the lead pipe? Yes, it’s a play based […]

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Josh Hitchens, Diane Richardson, Molly Edelman, and Megan Edelman Discuss ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and Victorian Theatre at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

The latest offering in Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s popular Victorian Theatre presentations is a new interpretation of Anne of Green Gables, playing for four performances this weekend in the 19th-century house-museum’s ornately furnished parlor. Adapted from Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s best-selling novel of 1908, the play, appropriate for all ages, follows the uplifting story of […]

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Review: ‘And Then There Were None’ at Allens Lane Theater

For Allens Lane Theater’s production of And Then There Were None, director Josh Hitchens not only presents the mystery, but also heightens the mood and highlights the message inherent in Agatha Christie’s all-time best-selling novel (with sales of over 100 million copies) of 1939. And he does that by restoring the author’s original ending and […]

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Review: ‘The Mousetrap’ at Prince George’s Little Theatre

The Mousetrap Weaves a Tangled Patchwork of Suspense The Mousetrap, now playing at Bowie Playhouse and produced by Prince George’s Little Theatre, is a purist’s take on late mystery writer Agatha Christie’s classic play, which has run continuously since 1952. (Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino recently borrowed its suspects-in-a-room conceit in The Hateful Eight.) While Christie has […]

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Review: ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA

Among the many traditions at Hedgerow Theatre is a fondness for cozy English mysteries, especially Agatha Christie’s. The Mysterious Affair at Styles is their newest production, and it has everything you’d want in a Hedgerow mystery; it even has Zoran Kovcic returning to his most frequent role of the past few decades, Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule […]

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Review: ‘The Critic’ & ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The theatre critic might well be the focus of the satiric lampoon, now on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre, but it is the entire Theatrical Industry that gets speared. Witty and cerebral, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound takes aim at theatre’s culture of frivolity, its cult of personality, its celebrity pandering, […]

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‘The Unexpected Guest’ at the Greenspring Players

As one of the early arrivals to the Village Theater complex last night, I watched as the many residents of the Greenspring retirement community entered the venue for the first of four performances of The Unexpected Guest. I thought how fortunate we are that this retirement community not only nurtures live theater, but also supports […]

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‘Something’s Afoot’ at Vagabond Players

On a dark and stormy night, six weekend guests, three servants, and a stranger find themselves trapped in a dead man’s country estate. And as the evening progresses, their numbers begin to dwindle. Something is definitely afoot in this zany homage to Agatha Christie, and surprisingly, the butler didn’t do it! Directed by Eric J. […]

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‘An Inspector Calls’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre officially opened its 2015/16 season by reviving J.B. Priestley’s multi-Tony Award-winning play, An Inspector Calls,a classic English drawing-room mystery à la Agatha Christie – part melodrama and part psychological thriller – reframing its carefully plotted social critique against the backdrop of an increasingly changing world. Set in 1912, just before the onset of World War I, the Birling family […]

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‘Go Back for Murder’ at Rockville Little Theatre

What is more exciting to watch than a story based on Murder? Intrigue? Romance? Seduction? Well look no further than Rockville Little Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s Go Back for Murder to get your dose of thrilling crime fiction. Based on Christie’s novel Five Little Pigs, Go Back for Murder takes you into the investigation of […]

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