Skip to Content

Alley Theatre Blog

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Island of Secrets: Unveiling the Allure and Mystery

Agatha Christie's masterpiece, And Then There Were None, has captivated readers for generations. We bring this island of secrets to life on stage, promising a thrilling new encounter with the classic whodunit. But what makes this story endure, and how will our production immerse audiences in its mysteries?

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Who was Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery

When you hear the name Agatha Christie, you immediately think of whodunnits. Christie has become a legend in the genre for her captivating plots, iconic characters, and just enough clues to make the audience think they have solved the mystery right before serving an unforgettable plot twist.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Reflections on Summer Chills– Q&A with Elizabeth Bunch

We spoke with Resident Acting Company member Elizabeth Bunch to reflect on her time at the Alley Theatre, specifically her journey throughout our Summer Chills productions.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Simultaneous Spanish Translations

It’s a familiar formula: in the wake of its success, a great work of theatre is adapted for the screen.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Style and Cinema in the Alley Theatre’s Dial M for Murder 

It’s a familiar formula: in the wake of its success, a great work of theatre is adapted for the screen.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock’s Enduring Impact on Film and Beyond

Alfred Hitchcock is synonymous with spine-tingling chills and masterfully crafted suspense. His innovative techniques, psychological insights, and iconic visual style. He continues to inspire filmmakers and artists across various disciplines to this day.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Emporium and the American Department Store

Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium, completed by Kirk Lynn, is a portrayal of one man’s journey to obtain employment at the eponymous department store. It is interesting to consider the rise of department stores and how their economic and cultural growth in America aligns perfectly with the journey of the main character, John.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Get the Most Out of Your Night: A Guide to Pre-Show Activities at The Theatre

The excitement is building! You've got your tickets, your outfit is on point, and you're ready for a night of captivating theatre. But before the curtain rises, there's a whole world waiting for you in the theatre lobby. Don't just stand there waiting – use that pre-show time to elevate your entire experience. Here's what you can do to make the most of those precious moments before the show begins:

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Specialty Cocktail: Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium

If you enjoyed the specialty cocktail for The Emporium, here is your chance to make it yourself at home.

Monday, May 13, 2024

What does it mean to present an unfinished Thornton Wilder play?

This Spring, Alley Theatre will be presenting the first-ever production of an unfinished play by renowned American dramatist Thornton Wilder. But what does it mean to present an unfinished play? How is it possible that nearly 50 years after Wilder’s death, The Emporium will finally appear before an audience?