Local News: Alley's 20th Production of an Agatha Christie Play,Slated for Summer Chills

Posted by: AlleyPRon 2011/5/9 9:40:00 1554 reads Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, The Alley's 20th Production of an Agatha Christie Play,Slated for Alley Theatre's Annual ExxonMobil Summer Chills

Beginning June, 2011 Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is the Alley Theatre's20th production of an Agatha Christie play in its 64 year history. The perfect summer outing for Houstonians seeking a cool respite from the summer heat, ExxonMobil Summer Chills is a great way to introduce live theatre to first-timers, giving them an opportunity to thrill in suspenseful moments and unexpected revelations. This year, 2011, marks the 35th anniversary of Agatha Christie's death...

Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None begins performances Wednesday, June 29 opens officially Saturday, July 2 and runs through Sunday, July 31 on the Hubbard Stage.

When ten houseguests gather on a secluded island, the situation is ripe for misfortune. One by one, each guest meets their fate. Who's the murderous culprit? And who's been stealing the carved Soldier Island figurines from the mantle? Mystery's most famous Dame asks these baffling questions and more in this classic whodunit. Recommended for general audiences.

Dame Agatha Christie, the most famous creator of murder mysteries, was born in 1890 and worked as a hospital dispenser during the First World War. Her first detective novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, the Belgian hero who was to appear in many subsequent novels and plays. Over the next 56 years, Christie wrote 66 novels and more than a dozen plays, including Murder on the Orient Express, The Mousetrap, The Unexpected Guest, Black Coffee, And Then There Were None, and the Miss Marple mysteries - which served as the basis for the films Murder, She Said and Murder at the Gallop and the inspiration for many television programs. The Alley has produced many of Christie's plays, among them Death on the Nile, Witness for the Prosecution, The Mousetrap, Black Coffee, Spider's Web and Towards Zero.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None start at $25 and are available using our new interactive ticketing area. It's fast, easy to use and allows ticket buyers the ability to select a section as well as their own individual seats from the interactive seating map. And there are no additional handling fees when tickets are purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office! Tickets are currently available to subscribers and will go on sale to members of the Alley Theatre's Email Club beginning April 19.

Tickets will be available for the general public on May 1. Tickets to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department.