Directed by: Kristen Marchant
February 13 - March 1, 2020
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.
MOLLIE RALSTON: a tall, pretty woman in her late twenties. Having inherited Monkswell Manor from her aunt, she has decided to turn it into a guest house rather than sell it.
GILES RASTON: Mollie’s husband of exactly one year. He is handsome and about Mollie’s age. The two married only three weeks after meeting, so his past remains a mystery.
CHRISTOPHER WREN: an unkempt and nervous young man.
MRS. BOYLE: a large, middle-aged, querulous woman.
MAJOR METCALF: a middle-aged man with a military bearing
MISS CASEWELL: a twenty-four-year-old who looks older. With a masculine appearance, bearing, and voice.
MR. PARAVICINI: a taller version of Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot; he is dark, elderly, foreign, and mustached.
DETECTIVE SERGEANT TROTTER: a twenty-three-year-old with a London accent.