And Then There Were None

Celebrating 75 Years of Agatha Christie

The King's players this November offers the entire public a classic mystery from Agatha Christy entitled “And Then There Were None.” Directing this play is Bro. Jim Miller C.S.C. When asked what the play was about he said, “it's a mystery, what else can I say…” When asked a little bit more Bro. Jim said, “This play is about ten people that get picked at random to come to an island, none of them know each other, and throughout the play the characters get murdered and the mystery unravels.”

This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of Agatha Christie as a playwright. “This is sort of a tribute to her,” said Bro Jim. The Guinness Book of World Records listed her as as the best-selling fiction author of all time with an estimated two billion copies of her works sold; a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 45 foreign languages. Christie is known as the best mystery writer of all time.

For this play, the players had to develop an English accent. Not only did the players have to develop this accent, but they have to maintain this accent for the duration of the play. “This was a difficult task,” said Bro Jim, “this also helps them to develop as actors as well.” When selecting plays it is important to choose plays that will entertain as well as challenge the players. The goal is entertainment, but a secondary goal is that when those who are interested in theatre graduate, they will have developed the skills they need to succeed.

The play runs from November 17th until the 21 st at 7:30 P.M. The show is free and open to the public. “And then there were none,” will prove to be an interesting night. That night will prove to be a night of mystery and suspense, something that everyone can enjoy. Bro. Jim said, “Come on out and see this play, it will be a great night for everyone.”

Information about Agatha Christie was obtained from the following source: http://uk.agathachristie.com/site/home/

- Brandy Woodruff