Murder On The Nile
by Agatha Christie
June 12-15, 18-22, 2002
The Boal Barn Playhouse
|Scenic Designer||Adriana Pevec Brown|
|Costume Designer||Edna M. Immel|
|Stage Manager||Teresa Solarczyk|
|Lighting Designer||Amanda B. Huckabee|
|Technical Director||Darren Ferlazzo|
|Apprentice Coordinator||Elizabeth A. Mugridge|
About the Show
Adapted by author Agatha Christie (1890-1974) from her novel Death on the Nile, the play Murder on the Nile opened in London in 1945. Christie’s very career took off when the fledgling novelist disappeared for three weeks in 1926. The sensational case was solved when she was found in a small hotel; she claimed amnesia, and never spoke of the incident publicly again. The shy and retiring Ms. Christie then proceeded to become the most popular mystery writer of all time, killing off hundreds of victims and fingering their murderers in over sixty-six novels, stories and plays.
Murder on the Nile runs true to classic Christie form. Death comes in exotic locale, in the midst of a cast of eccentrics, with motives-aplenty. It isn’t a dark or brooding play; humor and optimism win out in the end. If a person or two has to be snuffed out along the way…..well, it wouldn’t be much of a murder mystery without an actual murder, now would it? The pleasures come from putting the pieces together as the action unfolds.
In an age of entertainment that often features the graphic details of crime, the tasteful murders and perspicacious detectives-amateur or professional-of Agatha Christie still engage our interest. Whodunit here is inseparable from whydunit and howdunit, and together they represent the ultimate mystery-the workings of the human heart.
|Miss Ffoliot-ffoulkes||Stephanie J Gates|
|Christina Grant||Catlin Osborne|
|Louise||Adriana Pevec Brown|
|Dr. Bessner||Mark Strzepek|
|Kay Mostyn||Janine White|
|Simon Mostyn||Jason Zanitsch|
|Canon Pennefather||Joe Krabill|
|Jacqueline de Severac||Nichelle Strzepek|