By: Jan. 18, 2016
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For the final production of the 2015-16 professional season, TexARTS presents the classic murder mystery, Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." Set in a solitary island mansion, ten strangers are brought together under mysterious circumstances. All seems perfectly civilized until one by one they are murdered in poetic fashion. Find out whodunit at the Kam & James Morris Theatre, February 19-28.

The show is directed by Tyler King, winner of the 2015 Broadway World Austin award for best direction of a musical ("Catch Me If You Can," The Wimberley Players). Tyler currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Wimberley Players, he co-founded the theatre company Out of Context Productions and has worked with Theatre en Bloc, Doctuh Mistuh Productions, and Summer Stock Austin. Internationally he has interned at the SOHO Theatre (London, England), Skopje Dramski (Skopje, Macedonia), and participated in the Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory (Smolyan, Bulgaria). His other directing credits include "Austin Is A Place (You are Here)" with Theatre en Bloc, "Look Back in Anger" with Out of Context Productions, and "The Pillowman" at Southwestern University.

"This season, we have been welcomed back to the Austin theatre scene with open arms by professionals and patrons alike," Jarret Mallon, TexARTS executive director said. "We close the season in mystery and suspense with this timeless classic."

The cast includes Derek Smootz (Fred Narracott), winner of the 2015 Broadway World Austin award for best actor in a musical. Regan Goins' (Vera Claythorne) recent credits include Blache DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Texas State University and the feature film "My All American." Ben McLemore (Philip Lombard) recently appeared in the role of The Creature in the Trouble Puppet Theatre's production of "Frankenstein." Jake McVicker (Anthony Marston) and Scotty Roberts (Thomas Rogers) are returning to the TexARTS stage, last appearing in "Guys & Dolls." Alison Stebbins (Ethel Rogers) performed most recently as Katherine Housman in "The Invention of Love" with the Austin Shakespeare Company. Craig Kanne (William Blore) appeared as Watson Pritchard in the world-premier stage production of "The House on Haunted Hill" with Weird City Theatre. Rick Smith (Dr. Armstrong) is a local Austin actor whose credits include Gov. George Wallace in "All The Way" at the ZACH. Richard Dodwell (General Mackenzie) recently appeared in the Georgetown Palace's "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Ivan Klousia's (Sir Lawrence Wargrave) recent acting credits include roles in "Savage Limbo" and "Frankenstein in Love." Shelia Lucas (Emily Brent), a stage and film actor, has recently portrayed Ouiser Boudreaux in "Steel Magnolias" at TexARTS.

"And Then There Were None" was written by Agatha Christie and is based on her book of the same title. It was originally produced by the Wimbledon Theatre in London in 1943 and quickly moved to St. James Theatre in the West End. The Broadway production opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in 1944.

Individual tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Purchase tickets at www.tex-arts.org or call the TexARTS Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101

Showtimes: February 19-20, 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.; February 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.


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