Wednesday, July 10, 2019

OPENING: Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller And Then There Were None at Drury Lane Theatre Through September 1, 2019

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Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller
And Then There Were None
Directed by Jessica Fisch
July 12 – September 1, 2019


And Then There Were None is rated PG-13.

My son and I will be dressin' snazzy and havin' a swell time at Drury Lane's opening night for 1930's era Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Thursday, July 25th, reviewing for ChiILMama.com & ChiILLiveShows.comCan't wait! 

Ten strangers meet on a clandestine island. Each holds a murderous secret. Who will pay the ultimate price? Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the edge-of-your-seat murder mystery And Then There Were None, written by Agatha Christie and directed by Jessica Fisch. And Then There Were None runs July 12 – September 1, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. 

The cast of And Then There Were None includes Cher Álvarez (Vera Clayton), Matt DeCaro (Justice Wargrave), Jennifer Engstrom (Mrs. Rogers), Marilyn Dodds Frank (Emily Brent), Casey Hoekstra (Fred Narracott), Paul-Jordan Jansen (William Blore), Zachary Keller (Anthony Marston), David Kortemeier (Doctor Armstrong), Yousof Sultani (Philip Lombard), Paul Tavianini (Thomas Rogers), and Bruce Young (General Mackenzie).

As the ten guests of the mysterious U. N. Owen start dying one by one, no one knows who to trust. Alliances are made and broken, and with no way off the uninhabited island, safety is a dangerous illusion. Based on the best-selling novel by murder mystery master Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None elicits tension, fear, and the macabre to weave a tale that captivates audiences until the final curtain.

The creative team for And Then There Were None includes Andrew Boyce (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Driscoll Otto (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Claire Moores (wig design), and Kate DeVore (dialect coach). Larry Baker is the Production Stage Manager.

About the Artists

JESSICA FISCH (Director) Recent credits: I Wanna F*#%ing Tear You Apart (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble), Twilight Bowl (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Cry It Out (Northlight Theatre), You Across From Me (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival), Late Company (Cor Theatre, Midwest Premiere), The Firebirds Take The Field (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble), Straight White Men (Associate Director, Steppenwolf Theatre), Trudy, Carolyn, Martha and Regina Travel to Outer Space (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival), The Rosenkranz Mysteries: An Evening of Magic (Royal George Cabaret), Fefu and Her Friends (Goodman Theatre/Rivendell Latina/o Celebration), Opulent Complex and That Thing That Time (Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Tens), Psychodramatic (A Red Orchid, Incubator Series), Traces (Feast Productions/ Jackalope Theatre). Selected New York credits: The Realm (The Wild Project), strive/seek/find (Abingdon Theatre), the 2009 Playwrights Horizons’ Stories on 5 Stories Benefit, Personal History (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Redheaded Man (Barrow Street Theatre/Down Payment Productions/ FringeNYC/ FringeEncores), Dressed In Your Dreams (Public Theater/Emerging Writers Group), an adaptation of the cult 1960’s gothic vampire soap opera Dark Shadows (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Jessica was a resident director at Ensemble Studio Theater, the Playwrights Horizons Directing Resident, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Upcoming Credits: Every Brilliant Thing (Windy City Playhouse). MFA: Northwestern University. www.JessicaFisch.com




Featuring:                    
Cher Álvarez (Vera Clayton), Matt DeCaro (Justice Wargrave), Jennifer Engstrom (Mrs. Rogers), Marilyn Dodds Frank (Emily Brent), Casey Hoekstra (Fred Narracott), Paul-Jordan Jansen (William Blore), Zachary Keller (Anthony Marston), David Kortemeier (Doctor Armstrong), Yousof Sultani (Philip Lombard), Paul Tavianini (Thomas Rogers), and Bruce Young (General Mackenzie).

Creative team:              
Andrew Boyce (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Driscoll Otto (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Claire Moores (wig design), and Kate DeVore (dialect coach). Larry Baker is the Production Stage Manager.

Dates:                           
Previews: July 12 – 17, 2019
Press Opening: Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Regular run: July 18 – September 1, 2019

Schedule:                    
Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Location: 
Drury Lane Theatre at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace 

Tickets:                        
Previews: $45 – $60
Single Tickets: $50 – $65
Wednesday and Thursday matinees: $50
Thursday and Sunday evenings: $60
Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees: $65
Senior Citizens start at $45 for matinees
Student group tickets available
Dinner and show packages available

Box Office:                  
100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
630.530.0111, Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000
or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com

2019/2020 Season and Subscription Information 

The 2019/2020 season includes two award-winning Regional Theatre premieres – the imaginative Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (April 26 – June 23, 2019), based on the beloved novel, and the beautifully captivating Gershwin musical An American in Paris (January 31 – March 29, 2020). The thrilling season also includes Agatha Christie’s edge-of-your-seat murder mystery And Then There Were None (July 12 – September 1, 2019); the revival of the exhilarating The Color Purple (September 13 – November 3, 2019), based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel; and the magical musical for all ages Mary Poppins (November 15 – January 19, 2020).

Subscriptions for the 2019/2020 Season are priced from $172 to $203.50 and are currently on sale. Subscribers receive special offers on dining, flexible ticket exchanges, and early notification and priority seating for added events and concerts. For more information, visit DruryLaneTheatre.com

The performance schedule for all productions during the 2019/2020 season is as follows: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Student group tickets start as low as $35 and Senior Citizens start at $45 for matinees. Dinner and show packages are also available. For individual ticket on-sale dates and ticket reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630.530.0111 or TicketMaster at 800.745.3000 or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com

About Drury Lane Theatre   
Under the leadership of President Kyle DeSantis, Drury Lane Theatre is a major force in the Chicagoland theatre scene, presenting world-class productions in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading actors, artists, writers, and directors. Drury Lane has staged more than 2,000 productions and has been nominated for more than 360 Joseph Jefferson Awards. Drury Lane is committed to breathing new life into beloved classics and introducing audiences to exciting new works.  

Throughout its 50-year history, Drury Lane has employed more than 7,500 actors and 10,000 musicians, designers, and crew members to entertain upwards of nine million audience members. Originally founded by Anthony DeSantis, Drury Lane Theatre moved to its current Oakbrook Terrace home more than 30 years ago and remains a family-run organization known for producing breathtaking Broadway classics, top-rated musicals, bold new works, hilarious comedies, and unforgettable concert events.  

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