The Christendom College Players will take the stage this weekend to perform the thrilling mystery And Then There Were None on April 24-26. A stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s legendary thriller, the play includes a very talented cast of students, and will be directed by alumni Andrew Clark (’14) and Mary Harrington (’11). The play will be performed at Christendom’s St. John the Evangelist Library, and all are invited to attend.
Widely considered to be Agatha Christie’s greatest work, And Then There Were None is a mystery centered on ten people who are enticed into coming to a mysterious island under different circumstances. All have been complicit in murder, but all have either escaped justice or committed an act that was not subject to legal sanction. Shortly after their arrival, things take a turn for the worse for the guests, and each faces punishment for their past crimes.
The suspenseful, darkly humorous thriller will be performed in the lower level of St. John the Evangelist Library at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, with 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. performances on Sunday, April 26, as well. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $3 for children 12 and under.
Andrew Clark, a history major from the class of 2014, is excited to be returning to the Christendom Players as co-director with alumna Mary Harrington, bringing a wealth of past theatrical experience to the production.
“The students here come from such a variety of different backgrounds, and make these productions such a wonderful complement to the rest of the liberal arts experience at Christendom,” says Clark. “Mary Harrington and I are thrilled to be returning to direct a Christendom play. Both of us acted when we were Christendom undergrads and we are more than happy to give back to the drama community that gave us so much. The cast is a fairly young one, with a lot of freshman and sophomores — something that bodes well for the future of the Christendom Players.”
English professor, and long-time producer of Christendom’s theatrical productions, Dr. Patrick Keats returns as producer and assistant director for the play.
Every year the Christendom Players produce two plays, one in the fall and one in the spring. While Christendom does not have a drama department, students from across all disciplines are welcome to audition for the performances, making Christendom’s liberal arts experience rich in the fine arts as well.
For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 540-636-2900, ext. 1327 or 1390.