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Full Length Play (about 80 minutes)
Adapted by Jon Jory. Based on "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie
Cast: 8m., 4w., with doubling. Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? The brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot makes his unforgettable debut in Jon Jory's dynamic adaptation of Agatha Christie's first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in a small village in England near the remote country manor of Emily Inglethorp, a friend who assisted him in starting his new life. Poirot's friend, Hastings, arrives as a guest at her home. When Emily is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery of who killed her. Was it her fawning new husband, Alfred; her volatile housekeeper, Dorcas; her companion, Evelyn Howard; or was it Cynthia Murdoch, the pretty nurse who works in a nearby hospital dispensary? Plot twists and red herrings abound in this fast-paced, dynamic and engaging new adaptation. Simple set.
About the Author
Jon Jory is one of the most innovative artistic directors in the country. His efforts have nurtured the Humana Festival of New Plays, presented each spring at Actors Theatre of Louisville, into an international theatre event. He is also author of University and Love, Death and the Prom.