STAGE TUBE: Director Charles Abbott Talks Walnut Street Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
The list of suspects taking the stage includes a line-up of Philadelphia favorites. Jessica Bedford, who audiences will remember from The Prescott Method, will play the sweet Vera Claythorne. Following his performance as Mortimer Brewster in last season's Arsenic and Old Lace, Damon Bonetti joins the cast as the polished Phillip Lombard. Sharon Alexander (Good People) and John-Charles Kelly (Arsenic and Old Lace) will play the housekeeper Mrs. Rogers and butler Rogers, respectively. Greg Wood returns to the Walnut's stage as the retired judge Sir Lawrence Wargrave following his recent performance in Private Lives. Laurent Giroux (The Mousetrap) will play the retired police inspector William Blore, Paul L. Nolan (9 To 5) will play Dr. Armstrong and Peter Schmitz (Arsenic and Old Lace) returns as General MacKenzie. Wendy Scharfman (Driving Miss Daisy) joins the cast as the rigid spinster Emily Brent and Harry Smith (An Ideal Husband) as Fred Narracott and Anthony Marston.
The design team creating the home located on the secluded island, draped in tones of browns and grays, with hints of blood red, is led by Scenic Designer Andrew Thompson (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Mickle Street). Thompson will be joined by Costume Designer Julia Poiesz (Bad Jews, Doubt), and award-winning Sound Designer Christopher Colucci (The Mousetrap, Amadeus). Lighting and Projection Designer Kendall Smith and Video Designer Dan Roachwill make their Walnut debuts with this production.