An Agatha Christie favorite among her "whodunit" mysteries, "And Then There Were None" celebrates the creativity of director Patrick Sweetman and his band of thespians in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre production.
Even the most avid Christie fan is kept guessing as the plot unfolds, revealing secrets of the mysterious cast of characters.
Sarah Miecielica's set design is especially noteworthy while Paul Hughes's use of sound to enhance the ambience embellishes the entertainment. Scott Dunlap's costumes characterize the life of the period as lighting designer Bill Banks puts the precariousness of the venture in true perspective.
Excellent performances are turned in by Patrick Brady as Sir Lawrence Wargrave, and Notre Dame High School theater coordinator Mike Pala as Philip Lombard provide true insight into the diversity of Christie's characters.
Kristin Meyer's Chattanooga debut performance and her portrayal of personal secretary, Vera Claythorne, give the CTC an exceptional glimpse of talent with the development of her character.
The Christie smorgasbord of personalities lends itself well in the CTC interpretation of this classic work. For those who enjoy a good mystery, the intrigue provided by the plot and the production itself will render the perfect precedent.
The play continues through April 6 at the CTC, 400 River St., with shows at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, March 28-29, April 4-5; 7 p.m. April 3, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30 and April 6. Admission is $25 with side seats available for $12.50 on Thursdays and Sundays.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...