A Murder Is Announced

Some call Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced her “most ingenious murder mystery.” You can decide if that’s true at this production by Theatre Suburbia. The grande dame of the good, old-fashioned whodunit put together an intriguing thriller, and the stage adaptation by Leslie Darbon brings the whole tale to devilish life. It starts with a little ad in the local paper that reads, “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, Oc-tober 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6.30 p.m.” Of course, this being jolly, mid-century England, everyone thinks it’s all a game. What fun! But once the happy crowd shows up to play, the lights go out and a dead body appears. It’s up to Miss Marple, one of Christie’s most charming detectives, to fig-ure out who’s done the dirty deed. 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through May 14. 4106 Way Out West Drive. For information, call 713-682-3525 or visit www.theatresuburbia.com. $12 to $14.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: April 15. Continues through May 14, 2011

 
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