By Agatha Christie
March 2 to 17, 2019
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. Slowly, it becomes clear to them that they have something in common, a past they’re unwilling to reveal. As the weather outside turns to the worse, the group is cut off from the mainland, and the murders begin, each one committed along the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. The story is one of Agatha Christie’s masterpieces.
Sir Daniel Wargrave. . . . John Pitman
Vera Claythorne. . . . Debbie Evans
Philip Lombard. . . . Rayshawn Veney
William Blore. . . . Bruce Lawyer
Dr. Armstrong. . . . Mary Leslie
Emily Brent. . . . Laurie Breakwell
Mrs. Rogers. . . . Janice Coates
Toni Marston. . . . Joanne Cox
Rogers. . . . Tyler Sanders
General Mackenzie. . . . Linda Odum
“And Then There Were None” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
New Talent Joins Cast of Agatha Christie Murder MysteryFor the volunteers who join The Westmoreland Players, the members of this regional theater group can become an instant family. Laurie Breakwell, who moved to Lancaster County from Florida, the theater in Callao is quickly becoming a home to her artistic talents. “I am having a great time getting to know the Players,” she said, “both individually and as an organization. The people are most welcoming and dedicated.”
Breakwell, who has acting experience with The Red Barn Theatre and The Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, also enjoys singing. She has sung with the Chesapeake Chorale and will head the cast of the musical “Smoke on the Mountain,” which The Players will present this summer, directed by Nancy Royall. Players’ audiences will be able to see Breakwell earlier, too, as a cast member of the upcoming “And Then There Were None,” a classic murder mystery written by Agatha Christie and directed by Linda Stough. It runs from March 2 to March 17, 2019.
“‘And Then There Were None’ is the first theatre production in the area that my schedule has accommodated,” Breakwell said, “and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I arrived at auditions expecting to try out for ‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ only to find that they were not taking place that day. So, as a lark, I read for anything. Thank you, Linda Stough, for taking that lark seriously and casting me.”
Breakwell is not the only Lancaster County resident in the Christie mystery. Dr. Linda Odum, also new to the Players, hasn’t acted in 57 years. She is an education consultant who is having fun playing a retired British general with emotional issues about her dead husband. All of the play’s characters are complicated people with something to hide. They have been invited to an island in Devon to face demons from their past—and a murderer is among them. Additional cast members include John Pitman, Debbie Evans, Rayshawn Veney, Bruce Lawyer, Mary Leslie, Janice Coates, Joanne Cox, and Tyler Sanders.
For great entertainment, call the Westmoreland Players at 804-529-9345. Tickets are also available online at www.WestmorelandPlayers.org
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