Um apanhado das notícias da semana sobre encenações teatrais de obras de Agatha Christie nos Estados Unidos.
Twists and turns are the name of the game in “Witness For The Prosecution,” which opens this weekend at Richmond Civic Theatre.
Written by Agatha Christie, the play is a “mystery of love, deceit and murder.” (Palladium Item)
No mesmo jornal, a crítica menciona troca de atores e o aborrecimento da platéia.
In just minutes into the beginning of Act 1, Aeryk Blair comes out with the script in hand. He was filling in for his father, Paul Blair as Leonard Vole. It seems that Blair had come down with pneumonia and Aeryk was filling in for him. Unfortunately, the audience was unaware of this until after Act 1 when audience members were discussing it at intermission. (Palladium Item)
O crítico Mike Fischer escreve sobre a dificuldade de transpor Morte no Nilo para o palco, mantendo a qualidade do livro. Em Milwalkee, EUA.
One mystery Agatha Christie couldn’t solve was how to turn “Death on the Nile” into a workable play. While “Nile” is one of her most beloved novels, Christie’s dramatic adaptation lasted all of 12 performances when it landed with a thud in New York. (Journal Sentinel)
Chimneys será encenado no primeiro Festival Internacional de escritores de Mistério, na Broadway. Em Nova Iorque, EUA.
“Chimneys,” the U.S. premiere of Agatha Christie’s play, directed by “Guest Star” Director Brian Bedford. This thrillerwaslost for nearly 70 years before a Canadian theater director uncovered it and returned it to the Christie family. The Christie Family Estate has graciously agreed that the 2008 International Mystery Writers’ Festival is the perfect setting to rediscover for the classic mystery that combines royal intrigue, blackmail, murder and a dash of romance. (Broadway World)
Quanto à peça The Patient, que o jornal de Johnstown, na Filadélfia/EUA, atribui à Agatha Christie e diz que finais duplos são usuais na obra da escritora, eu confesso que não faço idéia do que se trata.
This classic Christie murder-mystery is set in a private hospital recovery-rehabilitation center as a paralyzed woman tries to communicate the name of her attacker before he returns and finishes the job.
Whether this attempted murder turns into the real thing is a secret director Kenny Resinski won’t reveal, but he did say that Christie wrote two endings for this play, and he has found a way to incorporate both into his production. (The Tribune Democrat)
Spider’s Web estará em cartaz até 20 de abril em west Palm Beach, na Flórida/EUA.
Smartly written, with every conceivable loose string tied up neatly, Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” is a textbook whodunit, with red herrings tucked conveniently into each nook, cranny and suit pocket. It’s killer of a thriller. (TC Palm)
Para a platéia de A Ratoeira em Pemberton, na Filadélfia/EUA, há a opção de pagar um pouco mais por um ingresso e ter direito a uma bebida e sobremesa durante o intervalo mais longo, quando as pessoas poderão discutir sobre quem é o culpado. Esta será a segunda peça encenada no espaço, que antes era um prédio abandonado.
“It is an ensemble drama, character-driven and clue-driven. It is full of misleading twists and draws people into guessing who did it based on what they know about the characters,” said cast member Kelly Allen of the Arneytown section of North Hanover. (PhillyBlurbs.com)