When John Starkwedder drives into a ditch in thick fog on a country road, he walks to the nearest house for help – only to find a woman standing over the body of her dead husband with a gun in her hand. It looks like an open and shut murder case, but it soon becomes clear that the dead man’s wife may be covering up for someone – and there are a whole host of people in the house with both motive and opportunity to commit the murder. The audience keeps thinking they’ve solved the murder but in fact don’t find out the truth until the last seconds of the play.
The Ladysmith Players is presenting Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest directed by Mort Paul at the Ladysmith Theatre from February 4 to 21, 2010. Appearing in this production are Earle Gibson, Carolyn Kuhn, Inge Cathers, Kyle Nicholson, Bonnie Stebbings, Gordon McInnis, Derek Spalding, Alan Watt, and Alex Watt. Show only tickets ($20) can be purchased for any performance or you can order lunch ($10) at the matinees or dinner ($15) at the evening shows.
The Ladysmith Theatre is at 4985 Christie Road on the north side of Ladysmith, BC. If driving south from Nanaimo, turn right onto Grouhel Road approximately two kilometers beyond the Husky Gas Station and A&W. Stay in the right hand lane of Grouhel Road and yield right onto Christie Road. Tickets are available on line at www.ladysmiththeatre.com or by calling the box office at 250-924-0658. There is nothing more fun for an audience than a really well done Agatha Christie and you won’t want to miss this midwinter mystery.