And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Sydney Parks Smith
March 31 - April 28
“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story.” - The Guardian
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate, for each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the reckoning begins in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. Based on the best-selling mystery novel of all time, this darkly captivating thriller will leave you breathless and at the edge of your seat. It's Agatha Christie at her murderous best!
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 West Magnolia Street
Cast of OpenStage's 'And Then There Were None'. Photo Courtesy of Joe Coca Photography
“It is high-concept and its premise is instantly gripping. . . like the characters on the island, I could not escape.” - The Guardian
When a group of ten strangers, lured to a remote English island in the 1940’s, discover that their eccentric millionaire host is missing, mysterious machinations are set into murderous motion. Stranded by a torrential storm, the only clue to their fate is a nursery rhyme and ten soldier figurines on the fireplace mantle. One by one the statuettes vanish, and one by one the guests succumb to a merciless killer. As suspicion falls on each by turn, the only way to be proven innocent is to die. Who is the murderer? Who is next? Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None will keep you guessing right up to the very end!
“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story … Christie's greatest technical achievement.” - The Guardian
Agatha Christie was the mistress of the carefully laid clue, the chance remark, the sleight of hand, shadowy corners, and the joy of suspense. And Then There Were None is based off Christie's best-selling novel. With more than 100 million copies sold, it is also the world's best-selling mystery and one of the best-selling books of all time.
One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, the play’s growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension creates the ultimate stylish, witty, and nerve-wracking whodunit. Fans of Clue and murder mysteries are sure to relish in OpenStage’s production.
Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation.
“Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop . . . suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head.“ Agatha Christie, An Autobiography