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Despite Some Plot Holes, Death by Design Is a Fun Evening of Chicanery and Intrigue

There’s murder and mystery afoot at the Cary Arts Center, as the Cary Players stage Death by Design, written by Rob Urbinati. Set in the English countryside in 1932, this Agatha Christie/Noël Coward mashup has lots going for it. A nosy maid, a philandering chauffeur, a rich married couple who love/hate each other — it’s… Read More ›

The Cary Players’ Rendition of Death by Design Falls Short as Both a Comedy and a Mystery

The Cary Players’ community-theater production of Rob Urbinati’s 2013 play, Death by Design: A Comedy with Murder, directed by Mia Peters, is a supposed mashup of the comedy of Noël Coward (1899-1973) and the mystery of Agatha Christie (1890-1976), two legends of the British stage. Set in 1932, the play uses a single set: a… 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 ›