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Thursday, October 16, 2008

"And Then There Were None"

The famous play by mystery writer Agatha Christie begins its run at the Huntington City Hall auditorium Friday night - but you can learn more about it by reading this article by my pal Dave Lavender.

Here's an excerpt:
Imagine an island.

And on that foggy island, a Victorian mansion filled with a flock of house guests - all strangers.

Imagine every last one of these strangers has dark secrets in his or her past that have floated to the surface - each have caused someone's death.

Now imagine that these guests and even the hosts begin dying off one at a time.

Like Lost set in an elegant Victorian living room, Agatha Christie's island murder mystery And Then There Were None swirls with suspense, checkered pasts and the stench of evil on the loose and present.

Fifth Avenue Theatre Company's
production of the murder mystery begins its first weekend run tonight at 8 p.m. at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium on the second floor of Huntington City Hall, 800 5th Ave.

Featuring veteran actor and director Clint McElroy at the helm this oft hilarious and plot-turning who-done-it, the show also takes place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, as well as 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Admission is $12 or $10 for children 12 and under.

McElroy said it's a great play to do since it was adapted to the stage by Christie, whose more than 80 detective novels are second in sales only to the Bible.

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