Shoestring Players To Perform Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”

November 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None on November 18-20 at 8:00 p.m. and on November 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

 Before dinner that evening, the guests notice 10 soldier boy figurines on the dining room table. During the meal, a record plays, accusing each of the 10 of murder. Each guest acknowledges awareness of (and, in some cases, involvement with) the deaths of the persons mentioned, but deny either malice and/or legal culpability. The guests realize they have been tricked into coming to the island, but find that they cannot leave: the boat which regularly delivers supplies has stopped arriving. They are murdered one by one, each murder paralleling a verse of the nursery rhyme, with one of the 10 figurines being removed after each murder.

The cast includes: Torron Grimes, a freshman theatre major from Columbia, as Anthony Marston; Patric L. Phillips, a junior communications major from Spartanburg as William Henry Blore; Jessica Howles, a junior political science major from Inman, as Vera Elizabeth Claythorne; Mason Manna, a senior communications major from Chicago, as Philip Lombard; Daniel Gorski, a senior communications major Spartanburg, as General MacKenzie; Chandler Crawford, a sophomore communications major from Rock Hill, as Edward Armstrong; Travis Brown, a sophomore physical therapy major from Spartanburg, as Thomas Rogers; Townsend Reynold, a sophomore communications major from Charleston, as Fred Narracott; Ben Sickles, a senior communications major from Spartanburg, as Sir Lawrence Wargrave; Ashley McFadden, a sophomore psychology major from Columbia, as Ethel Rogers; and Julia LeJeune, a sophomore communications major from Lyman, as Emily Brent.

To purchase tickets, call the USC Upstate Box Office, Monday-Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at (864) 503-5695. Ticket prices are $4 for students and $6 for general admissions.

For additional information, contact Barry Whitfield, theatre manager at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5880 or