A Murder is Announced

By Agatha Christie
Adapted by Leslie 
Directed by Kyle McClaran

Join Garland Civic Theatre for our 50th Anniversary Season!

Garland Civic Theatre was founded in 1968 and is the oldest community theatre in Dallas County.  To celebrate, we are producing a spectacular season of theatre filled with mystery, laughter, music, and love.  Garland Civic Theatre is proud to present “A Murder is Announced” by Agatha Christie to open our 50th Anniversary Season.

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.  Can you solve the mystery in time?

The talented cast features Peyton Hayslip as Letty Blacklock, Calli Rose Young as Julia Simmons, Heather Smothers as Dora Bruner, Preston Wells as Patrick Simmons, Theresa K. Pegues as Miss Marple, Victoria Sawyer Wells as Mitzi, Melissa Hartman Couture as Phillipa Haymes, Laura Blenk as Mrs. Swettenham, Hayden Sparks as Edmund Swettenham, and Charles Ratcliff II as Rudi Scherz and Inspector Craddock.  The production is directed and designed by Kyle McClaran, stage managed by Kendall Watson, and assistant stage managed by Bryanna Davis.

Performances are Thursday, Jul. 27, through Saturday, Aug. 19, in the small theatre at the Granville Arts Center at 300 North Fifth Street in Garland. Performances include a Thursday night preview performance, Jul. 27, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees, Aug. 6 and 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available now! Order online at www.garlandartsboxoffice.com or call the Granville Arts Center box office at 972-205-2790. Ticket prices range from $12 - $17. Discounts are available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more. Garland Civic Theatre 2017 – 2018 50th Anniversary Season is sponsored by the Garland Cultural Arts Commission. Please visit www.garlandcivictheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.





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