Actors Circle is presenting Agatha Christie’s Rule of Three, which features three short plays: Afternoon at the Seaside, The Rats, and The Patient.
Directed by Kate Martin and Peter Miles the show continues Thursday through Saturday, Feb., 6, 7, 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors,and $8 students.. This trilogy is presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. in Scranton.
Call 570-342-9707 for reservations or email to tickets at actorscircle.com. Reservations are held until 10 minutes before show time.
Dunmoreans who are working on this show include Crista Gaskill and Katie Gardier, as well as Dunmore native Cathy Rist Strauch.
Other members include: Marnie Azzarelli, Emma Holmes, Emily Knoepful, Gerardo Barone, Rafe Rickard, Justin O’Hearn, Katie O’Hearn, and Grace Kapacs. Stephanie Booth, Connor Martin, and producers Lou Bisignani and J.P. McGowan.
Afternoon at the Seaside concerns a whimsical day by the sea in a British resort, where an emerald necklace has been stolen and the inspector must investigate an extraordinary mix of characters.
The Rats features adulterous lovers, Sandra and David, who are called to the Torrance’s flat for evening drinks, only to find nobody home. What first appears to be a simple mix-up of dates, turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and then framed for murder.
In The Patient, the title character has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. She is unable to communicate, and it could have been an accident, attempted suicide, or even worse, a cold-blooded murder. As relatives gather around her hospital bed, the tension builds as Mrs. Wingfield tries to convey a message that could solve the mystery.