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Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution at Neuse Little Theatre Is Entertaining, But Not Without Flaws

Neuse Little Theatre of Smithfield, NC is currently performing its community-theater production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, under the direction of Shaun Braswell and Meta Toole, in “The Hut.” This quaint venue is always a fun place to see a proscenium-staged show. We found Saturday night’s performance to be entertaining, but not without… Read More ›

Stageworks Theatre’s Rendition of Agatha Christie’s Classic "Whodunnit," And Then There Were None, Is Sprightly, Lively, and Enjoyable

Unfortunately, especially in this deadly flu season, several audience members coughed, sneezed, sniffled, and made other illness-related interruptions throughout the Thursday-night performance of Stageworks Theatre’s community-theater production of Agatha Christie’s classic play, And Then There Were None, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Otherwise, this clever and delightful play was sprightly, lively, and enjoyable. The… Read More ›

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None Keeps the Holly Springs Audience Guessing Right Up Until the End

Everyone loves a good mystery, so I was not surprised to find the parking lot full at the Holly Springs Cultural Center on a chilly Thursday night. Opening night of Stageworks Theatre’s second show of its inaugural season, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, played to an almost-packed house and did not disappoint…. Read More ›

NCSU's TheatreFest 2016 production of The Hollow stars (from left) Alison Lawrence as Gerda Christow, Jonathan King as John Christow, and Marisa Markoch as Henrietta Angkatell (photo by Ron Foreman)

The Hollow by Agatha Christie Is Cool Summer Entertainment for TheatreFest Fans

N.C. State University Theatre’s annual treasure, TheatreFest, this year celebrates mystery queen Agatha Christie, kicking off with a fun-filled production of The Hollow. A gathering for the weekend of family and friends of Sir Henry Angkatell K.C.B., and his Ladyship Lucy, at their home, “The Hollow,” goes a bit awry when someone is shot to… Read More ›

The Hollow Starts TheatreFest 2016 Off with a Bang!

Thursday night. Frank Thompson Hall. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Sold out opening night of N.C. State University Theatre’s TheatreFest 2016. This year’s theme: “A Salute to the Queen of Mystery.” That queen is, of course, Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976). This year’s TheatreFest consists of three Christie-inspired productions: The Hollow (written by Christie in 1951, based on… Read More ›

HRT Offers Up a Rustic, Charming, and Bare-Bones Rendition of Christie’s “And Then There Were None”

And Then There Were None, onstage now at Harnett Regional Theatre and under the direction of Vicki Wade, is an odd little composition. Adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel of a…well…comparable (sort of)… name (there’s a long story there), the play, first performed in 1943, is definitely dated in terms of its dialogue and ease-of-understanding, but… Read More ›

David Ring as Belgian detective Hercule Poiret spies on Lynda Clark, and Danny Norris in Dame Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee" (photo by Aaron Bridgman)

Agatha Christie’s “Black Coffee” Is Still a Delight

Although Black Coffee is the very first play written by legendary British crime writer Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976), it is still a strong brew that mixes rank familial ingratitude at their patriarch’s tightfistedness, with the greed of disgruntled servants, espionage, and blackmail. Black Coffee is as potent today in University Theatre at N.C. State’s current… Read More ›

The Cary Players will perform "And Then There Were None" on Feb. 3-5 and 9-12 at the Cary Arts Center in the heart of downtown Cary, NC

Cary Players Will Stage “And Then There Were None,” a Classic Murder Mystery by Dame Agatha Christie

The Cary Players will present a community-theater production of And Then There Were None, a nail-biting 1943 stage adaptation based on the 1939 locked-room murder mystery by Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976), on Feb. 3-5 and 9-12 at the newly repurposed 390-seat Cary Arts Center (formerly a school) in the heart of downtown Cary, NC. “I… Read More ›

University Theatre at NC State A Murder is Announced Agatha Christie

“A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED” WILL OPEN THEATREFEST 2010

University Theatre at N.C. State will open its three-play TheatreFest 2010 with A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, Leslie Darbon’s 1977 stage adaptation of a nail-biting 1950 suspense novel by Dame Agatha Christie