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Spider’s Web (Mystery)

A Play by Agatha Christie

Directed by Brian H. Wagner

October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2019

Audition Dates August 11 & 12, 2019

9 Men, 3 Women

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

 

Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure, but when a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective Inspector Lord. 

 

A conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humour. There is tension and laughter in equal parts in an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers.

 

"Suspense, anyone? The old fashioned kind? Who's for good, clean fun? One is Agatha Christle's 1954 puzzler, The Spider's Web.” - Howard Thompson, The New York Times

 

“What sets Spider's Web apart from most specimens of its overstuffed genre, is that its real motive is fun; all else -- dropped clues, plot contrivances -- is secondary. And the Lady of Copplestone Court, Clarissa Hailsham-Brown, has a talent to amuse.” - Alvin Klein, The New York Times

 

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Southwest Salad with Assorted Breads & Butter

Beef Brisket with Gravy

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Caribbean Blend Vegetables

Apple Crunch

Gluten-Free Option: No tortilla strips in salad, Parsley Potatoes, Apple Crisp

Vegetarian Option: Pasta Primavera