Peninsula Players Theatre Welcomes Christie Expert for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Talk Tonight

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Peninsula Players Theatre Welcomes Christie Expert for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Talk Tonight

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of with Agatha Christie's classic whodunit "And Then There Were None," will host Christie scholar Christopher Chan, tonight, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to performances are available, admission to the pre-show seminar is free.

Chan, a Lawrence University graduate and Agatha Christie website editor, will speak about Christie. Chan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned his Ph.D. degree in U.S. history from Marquette University. He is studying to earn a Master of Library and Information Science degree from UW-Milwaukee.

He teaches online graduate history classes and writes for www.agathachristie.com, the official Agatha Christie website, and the magazine Gilbert at chesterton.org, which specializes in book and television reviews, in addition to writing historical and critical essays on Agatha Christie's work.

"And Then There Were None" was first published in 1939, long before the convenience of cell phones or the Internet. Christie set her story on an isolated island with a mix of characters who are lured to the island, each hiding a dark secret. The host fails to appear and one by one they mysteriously start to die.

Peninsula Players Theatre is committed to providing educational programming for the community. The Players has a long history of educational initiatives including an intern program that dates back to the founding days of the Players in the 1930s. The theater continues to offer theater tours and post-show discussions as listed in the program and website. Contact the Players Box Office at 920-868-3287 for more information on free seminars, tours or to purchase tickets.

Peninsula Players is America's oldest professional resident summer theater and is unique in the country for its diverse productions, continuing loyalty to a resident company, and its beautiful setting of 16 wooded acres along the cedar-lined shores of Green Bay. In the past 79 years, the theater has become a Door County landmark and its cornerstone arts institution, attracting audience members from throughout Wisconsin and across the country.

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