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First Show of New Season Ends October 8

First Show of New Season Ends October 8

The first main-series show of the 2017-18 season began Friday, September 29 and will run through October 8. Evening performances (7:30 p.m.) will be September 29, 30 and October 5, 6 and 7. Sunday matinees (2:30 p.m.) are October 1 and 8. Reserved seat tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and children. The show is directed by Natasha Tolleson, award-winning director from Temple High School.

Please note that all evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. This is a change from previous seasons and became effective September 1, 2017.

This play is a classic Agatha Christie mystery. A mysterious host (U.N. Owen) invites eight guests to a weird country house on an island for the weekend. The guests have never met one another before, nor have they met their host. A mysterious voice accuses everyone present, including the servants, of murder. As the weather turns, the group is stranded on the island, cut off from the mainland.

Characters include Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Jonathan Spear), a recently retired judge who is highly intelligent with a commanding personality; Vera Claythorne (Kayla Stewart), a former governess who comes to the island purportedly to serve as a secretary; Philip Lombard (Spencer Tolleson), a mysterious, confident and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa; and General John Gordon Mackenzie (Darren Walker) an old, remorseful man always sitting off by himself and mumbling about cryptic things.

Other characters include Emily Brent (Connie Gilseth), an old, ruthlessly religious woman who reads her Bible every day; William Henry Blore (David Smith), a former police inspector that others look to for advice; Dr. Edward George Armstrong (Chris Wohleb), a gullible, slightly timid doctor who is a recovering alcoholic; and Anthony Marston (Prescott Hersey), a rich, handsome young man who likes to drive recklessly.

Servants include Thomas Rogers (Leon Perkins), the dignified butler who continues to be a proper servant no matter what; and his wife, Ethel Rogers (Heidi Fuller).

Fred Narracott (Charles Wilson) is a man from the mainland who ferries the boat to the island.

Other production staff includes Ryan C. Beimer, technical director; Robert Solar, stage manager; Jeff Teetz, assistant stage manager; Tim Locke, costume design; Tanya McMillian, hair and make-up design; Leon Perkins, props; and Jody Donaldson, sound design. Set design and lighting design by Ryan Beimer and Thomas Muhn. Other crew members include Leon Perkins, Prescott Hersey, Sam Wilds, Charles Wilson, Keith Hammons, Chris Antonelli, James Siwert, Rachel Wallace, Tiffany Jarosek, Geoff Livingston. James Siwert, and Lily Johnson.

Below is an article that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on September 29, 2017. Photos are by Michael Miller.

The photo below by Michael Miller appeared on the Front Page of the paper.

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