May 30 - June 1 + June 6-8 (two weekends), 2002
Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean, Charlottetown
Written by: Agatha Christie
Director: Monique Lafontaine
Producer: Rob Thomson
Associate ProducerL Jennifer Shields
Stage Manager: Wallena Higgins
ASM - Ben Kinder
Music: original score by Carl Mathis
Mollie - Mary Joan Campbell
Miss Casewell - Aldera Chisholm
Christopher - Kirk MacKinnon
Major Metcalf -Terry Pratt
Mr. Paravicini - Rob Thomson
Mrs. Boyle - Barbara Rhodenhizer
Giles - Christian Gavard
Sgt. Trotter - Joey Weale
Mr. & Mrs. Barlow - Carl Bagnall and Mar Thomson
Description of show or reasons for ACT selecting:
A typical Agatha Christie mystery, believed to be the inspiration for the board-game Clue. The longest running English play in history - more than a half-century in London’s West End. Adapted to Prince Edward Island: 8 people cooped up in a big bed-and-breakfast during a blizzard. From radio broadcasts and a phone-call, it becomes evident that a murderer is among them, wanting to kill another two victims. Every person is a suspect, and audiences were invited to guess ‘who-dunnit’ … and, following a theatre convention, not reveal the outcome to others. The ending is a big surprise.
Added touches …
• Carl Bagnall ‘won’ his role via a PEI Symphony auction
• An original music score was composed by Carl Mathis, with a signature tune for each character.
• Fancy refreshments were served, allegedly from the kitchen of Monkswell Manor (the murder scene); inspired by the play’s title, cheese and cheesecake were featured.