Heights Players to Present Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW, Begin. 10/4
The Heights Players' 58th season continues in October with a psychological whodunit, presented just in time to get "Hollow"-ween (er, Halloween) spirits inspired. Agatha Christie's rarely performed play, The Hollow, involves some of the most interesting and eccentric characters that Christie ever created and a tale about the dangers of obsession and hero worship.
Set in 1948, the play revolves around a group of guests who are spending the weekend at the Hollow, the wealthy English country estate owned by Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Immediately a complex web of relationships is revealed as the guests gather. Included among these guests are John Cristow, a famous London doctor, and his shy, self-effacing wife Gerda.
Also present are relatives of The Angkatells: their young cousin Midge Harvey, who is in love with ... her second cousin Edward Angkatell ... who is in turn in love with another distant relative, Henrietta Angkatell, a famous sculptress. As the complex web expands, it is revealed that Henrietta is John Cristow's mistress. To further complicate matters, Cristow's former fiancée, movie star Veronica Cray, shows up uninvited at the Angkatells' dinner party and rekindles her affair with John.
When John Cristow is murdered at the end of Act One, the three women in his life - Gerda, Henrietta and Veronica - are, of course, the prime suspects. But this is Agatha Christie, so there are many other suspects ... enough to make any fan of the murder mystery genre happy. And ultimately, it is up to Inspector Colquhoun of Scotland Yard to sort through the confusion of family loyalties and unrequited love, and reveal the dark forces of madness, passion and blind obsession that have driven one person to commit murder.
Start "Hollow"-ween month the right way with an intriguing and complex murder mystery. The Hollow opens on Friday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. Performances continue on October 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m. with matinee performances on October 6, 13 and 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors and those under 18). Reservations can be made by calling 718-237-2752 or by visiting the Heights Players website.
And this is just the second production of a great season at the Heights Players, a theater company who has been presenting quality productions in the Heights for 57 years! Each month a new production will be undertaken, including great drama, mystery, comedy and, of course, musical theater. Visit the Heights Players website for the full line-up. Subscriptions are available for the season through November 1st. Take advantage of highly discounted ticket prices by subscribing now. Full details on subscriptions to the Heights Players season can be found on its website.