And Then There Were None
Feb. 21-March 3, 2013
Directed by Heather E. Hamilton
Costume Design by Angela Sahli
Lighting Design by Steven Smith
Sound Design by Curtis Fliegel
Guests are brought to the island by Fred Narracott (Brandon Schultz, right).
They are Dr. Armstrong (Andrew S. Harrison) and William Blore (Rusty Ruth).
They are greeted by Rogers and Mrs. Rogers (Breanna Boyce
and Joseph Scheller), the domestics. General McKenzie
(Riley LinDell) is among those to arrive.
Soon, however, guests start to drop. Here, Anthony Marston (Colton Moyer, left)
looks on as other tend to Mrs. Rogers. They are (left to right): Rogers, Vera Claythorne (Kendra Verhage),
Dr. Armstrong and Blore.
As people go down, the others are expected to give an accounting of themselves.
Here, Dr. Armstrong does so while others look on (left to right): Vera, Sir Lawrence Wargrave
(Reginald D. Haney), Philip Lombard (Carter Allen), Emily Brent (Ceara Dowell)
and William Blore.
Suspicions continue to grow.
And guests continue to fall.
Until there are none.
Photos by Mike Lagerquist
About Agatha Christie
Dame Agatha Christie was born September 15, 1890. She began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I.
Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles written in 1920, introduced one of her most famous characters: the eccentric and egotistic
Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. Her other popular detective figure, the elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, first appeared in
Murder at the Vicarage in 1930. All told, her books sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into some 100 languages.
Her famous plays include The Mousetrap (1952) which set a world record for the longest continuous run at one theatre (8,862 performances—
more than 21 years at the Ambassadors Theatre, London). It has since moved to the St. Martin's Theatre, London, where it continues to run
with great success. To date, it has been playing for 60 years—over 24,000 performances. Other plays, such as
Witness for the Prosecution (1953), Murder on the Orient Express (1933) and And Then There Were None (1939) have all been successfully
adapted in to film versions.
Judge Wargrave (Reginald D. Haney, right) adds mystery and intrigue to the situation on Soldier Island.
Here he trades suspicions with Philip Lombard (Carter Allen) and Vera Claythorne (Kendra Verhage).
About And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None is one of Dame Agatha Christie’s most popular stories. Originally a short novel, it has inspired both stage
and film adaptations, as well as several parodies (most recognizably Clue the Movie and the musical Something’s Afoot). The novel
is darker than the play and places more of an emphasis on the psychology of guilt. Christi gave her play version a lighter tone in order
to appeal to the audiences of her time. The book is one of Christie's best-selling novels with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's
best-selling mystery ever. The novel has been made into several films and adapted for radio.
Originally published in 1939, the story contains some of that era’s more problematic social beliefs about women, religion and race. The
original ending of this play, for example, contains some particularly exasperating comments about women. We have taken the liberty
of updating the text slightly to make it what we believe Christie would have wanted if she were writing today. The changes are quite small
and are in keeping with the already existing tradition of updating her language to eliminate terms now considered offensive.
Trapped on Soldier Island with a homicidal maniac, Vera Claythorne (Kendra Verhage)
and Philip Lombard (Carter Allen) can't help but wonder if they're with the person doing it.
For Further Reading:
Official Website of Agatha Christie: http://us.agathachristie.com/
Official Website of The St. Martin's Theatre, home of The Mousetrap: https://www.the-mousetrap.co.uk/online/default.asp
Google map displaying the locations mentioned in And Then There Were None: http://us.agathachristie.com/map/story-locations/and-then-there-were-none/