Agatha Christie mystery in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - When it comes to "who done it," nobody does it better than Agatha Christie. And even amongst Christie's work, "And Then There Were None" holds top billing as her bestselling book - ever.The book will be performed on the Long Beach Playhouse mainstage, opening Jan. 19 and continuing until Feb. 16. "It is a book where everyone who gets it, deserves it," said Andrew Vonderschmitt, the playhouse's producing artistic director. "Eight people are invited to a remote and desolate island for a weekend. They don't know who their host is or why they are there. The tie that binds them is each has committed a murder for which he or she has never been caught or punished." With a cast that includes eight marooned murderers, house servants and a mysterious voice from the gramophone, "And Then There Were None" offers many plum roles that are expertly played by an ensemble of actors that is a mix of Long Beach Playhouse veterans and those making their first appearances on our stage. Tickets are $24 general admission, $21 for seniors and $14 for students, and can be purchased online at or by calling (562) 494-1014.

********** Published: January 10, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 39