All An Act Brings Three Times the Mystery with 'The Rule of Three'
Three short plays, three casts, one great evening
Premiering Friday, Aug. 19
This month, the Mistress of Suspense's work graces the All An Act stage once again, but this time with a twist. Agatha Christie's The Rule of Three showcases three one-act plays, but each will host a different director and cast (with some actors appearing in multiple roles), promising a unique experience for all.
Afternoon at the Seaside, The Rats, and The Patient boast all the hallmarks of Christie's signature mysteries, with the cast and crew of All An Act capably bringing them to life.
Beginning on a lighthearted note, Afternoon at the Seaside sees a detective attempting to find a priceless emerald that has been stolen from a nearby resort, searching amongst an interesting group of beach-goers trying to enjoy a day at the seaside. Directed by KC McCloskey and Marie Glaser, the play stars Roland Robbinson, Hadleigh Bills, Wayne Gardner, Chad Santos, Lizdel Collado, Marnie Foss, Zach Mota, David Strazisar, Lisa Simonian, Michael Graham, and Chris Hinchman.
Up next is The Rats, a one-act much darker in nature than the one before it. When two secret lovers find themselves lured to an apartment under the guise of a party, things take a turn as they find themselves framed for murder and with no way to escape the apartment. Directed by Larry Lewis, the play stars Marie Glaser, Roland Robbinson, Shantel Kay, and Zach Mota.
Finishing off the evening is The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman recovering from illness seemingly falls from her balcony, ending up in the hospital. After the doctor informs her family that she now suffers from a temporary paralysis, an experiment begins to attempt to find out what exactly happened — did she fall, or was she pushed? Directed by David W. Mitchell & Michael Weiss, this play stars Zach Mota, Lizdel Collado, Chris Hinchman, Wayne Gardner, Lisa Simonian, David W. Mitchell, Fred Monahan, and Theresa Testrake.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. through Sept. 4 // All An Act, 652 W. 17th St. // $5 - $15 // For tickets and more information, visit www.allanact.net