Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, off the English coast. During a dinner party a recorded voice accuses each guest of an atrocity from their past. One by one they die, never knowing who their murderer is.
ACTORS is delighted to present “And Then There Were None” as part of its Killer Season. This suspenseful production will find you on the edge of your seat as the tension builds. Plot twists to the very end will keep you guessing: who is playing judge, jury, and executioner?
And Then There Were None is a favorite of audiences all over the world. It is based on a best-selling novel, written in 1939, that Agatha Christie described as her favorite. The book has gone on to be the basis for television and motion picture productions around the world.
The eight guests have no idea that they have been lured under false pretenses to the home on the island. Vera Claythorne, a former governess, thinks she has been hired as a secretary. Adventurer Philip Lombard and ex-detective William Blore think they have been hired to look out for trouble over the weekend. Dr. Armstrong thinks he has been hired to look after the wife of the island’s owner. Emily Brent, General Mackenzie, Anthony Marston and Judge Wargrave think they are going to visit old friends.
The plot thickens when the guests are not greeted by their host, but by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, the butler and housekeeper. They report that the host, someone they call Mr. Owen, will not arrive until the next day. As the guests get acquainted with their surroundings, they discover a framed copy of a nursery rhyme, “Ten Little Soldiers” hanging in each guest room, and ten figurines arranged on the fireplace mantel. They soon discover that their idyllic getaway is nothing more than a trap that leads to their ultimate demise.
Director Cathy Divine-Koch admits that Agatha Christie is one of her favorite authors. Many of the cast were also drawn to audition because, as it turned out, Agatha Christie is a favorite of theirs as well.
Cathy and Assistant Director Leah Frazer are pleased to welcome seven newcomers as well as five veterans to ACTORS stage. After a 36-year hiatus, Mark Redman returns as General Mackenzie. Other familiar faces include Mike Miller (Dr. Armstrong) and Phyllis Schrag (Emily Brent). Audience members will enjoy cameo performances by Bryan Willer and Clayton Johnson in the role of Fred Narracott. First time on ACTORS’ stage will be Patrick Determan (Mr. Rogers), Adam Fast (Sir Lawrence Wargrave), Joe Ferrell (William Blore) Mason Lawrence (Anthony Marston), Andy Mizerak (Phillip Lombard), Brianna Stoever (Mrs. Rogers), and Nora Rose Sullivan (Vera Claythorne).
Performance dates for And Then There Were None are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. We have a single matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. The opening night audience is encourage to arrive early to celebrate the opening of the show with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets may be purchased online at actorsinc.org. You may also purchase tickets at either Alpha Copies location 512 East Lincoln Way or 3615 Lincoln Way. Additionally, First Point members can go to First National Bank for their tickets. Be sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out!