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Plays by Agatha Christie
 
Among Agatha Christie's many plays are "The Mousetrap" (the longest running play in the English language), "Witness for the Prosecution," and "Ten Little Indians."

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barbara wale - 04:22am Dec 25, 1997 PST(#8 of 33)

Hi Jacques

I don't know where you live, but if you are close to Toronto, Ontario, the Toronto Truck Threatre celebrates it's 20 year run of the play in 1998. If you can make it, Toronto is a great city and just think how far your dollar will go now that we've dropped to a new low of 69 cents vs $1.00 US. Unless you enjoy winter plan for May to October.


Simon - 02:46pm Jan 26, 1998 PST(#9 of 33)
It ain't easy being green

I have read the short story version of moustrap, but not the play... I, too, remember that I was a little confused by the age problem, but I just wrote it off as the fact that the murder was younger than he appeared, (due to makeup) and that Mollie took a husband younger than herself. I don't think there necessarily has to be that much of an age difference between teachers and students. In high school I had a teacher fresh from college who was only six years older than I. There could certainly be a six-year difference between Mollie and the murderer, maybe more.

Re the interactive dramas: There was a production done near here not too long ago called The Night of January 16th or something to that effect. I wanted to go, but had other conflicts, but a friend of mine did, and said it was quite fun to see. Anyway, ticket stubs are randomly drawn before the play, and twelve members of the audience are chosen to be jury members. They got to sit up on stage, watch the actors portray courtrooms proceedings, and then during intermission they were given twenty minutes or so to come up with a verdict. The cast had two endings, depending on the verdict they gave. I thought that was quite an interesting idea...


Jared Hinson - 06:06pm Mar 30, 1998 PST(#10 of 33)
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To anyone who has not read or seen Ten Little Indians, let me recommend it. I have just finished playing Anthony Marston in my local theatre. This really is a fantastic play.


Michael X.D. Norton - 03:16pm Apr 4, 1998 PST(#11 of 33)

Jared, that was the first play I was ever in. The director cast me as philip lombard. I was so shocked to get that part that I read the book and got hooked on mysteries.


Orakio - 12:57am Jun 14, 1998 PST(#12 of 33)
Philosophy is my cup o' tea.

Heh heh...I was cast as Doctor Armstrong.


Lily of the Valley - 11:54pm Jun 16, 1998 PST(#13 of 33)
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I think that Ten Little Indians is one of the more suspenseful story lines. It gives you the sense that there's no way out, that no longer can you watch out for others, you have to watch your own back. And all the while, there's that small little whisper in your ear of the mystery you don't care about solving while the threat is still strong-- Who is it? And how there's the friendship between the rest bonded in the beginning and lost at the end, the reader becomes hysterical on what would happen, and the stories-- The little stories of how someone died in their lives which was caused by them, that makes the little touch that there's nothing about the story you can forget.


mike morgan - 06:35pm Jun 17, 1998 PST(#14 of 33)

Has anyone read Christie's play "The Hollow"? What are your thoughts about how this show differs from her others?


Carolyn - 08:56pm Jul 4, 1998 PST(#15 of 33)

I have read and seen Ten Little Indians and The Wittness for the Prosecution. I have also read The Hollow, Mousetrap, and several others. Ten Little Indians was one of my favorites. I would be interested in hearing from other Agatha Chrisie junkies. Has anyone else noticed Poirot or Miss Marple were always cut out of the novel turned plays? Maybe I am wrong but I am pretty sure they are not included in any of them.


Katrina Wilkerson - 01:06pm Jul 23, 1998 PST(#16 of 33)

I absolutely love mystery plays! I was cast in Nightwatch in high school, and have been hooked since. Our local theatre company has done two Chrisite plays. However, the anti-climatic part is that they always put them on in the spring. (They do musicals in the fall - how backwards!) My ideal mystery play setting is deep autumn, in Galena or New England. Does anyone else care to share their time of the year/setting preferences?


mike morgan - 09:19am Sep 5, 1998 PST(#17 of 33)

Yes, I prefer fall/winter mysteries, at least when they're set in regions where the weather is chilly and grey. I think that kind of atmosphere makes for a more cozy setting, as though the characters are isolated by their situations and the very world around them.


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