Rob’s Reflections

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Rob Melrose Headshot
Artistic Director Rob Melrose

I’m so excited that for the 30th anniversary of Alley Theatre’s Summer Chills series, we are returning to one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved plays: And Then There Were None.  The play and novel are so famous that even if you’ve never read or seen it, you’re somehow familiar with the idea: ten strangers are invited to a remote island, only to be killed off one by one by a mysterious assailant.  It has long been in the popular culture, and has been parodied in movies, TV shows, cartoons, and plays (most recently in the play Clue). What many people don’t know is that Agatha Christie rewrote the ending of the play in the aftermath of WWII. We are excited to be presenting And then There Were None with its original (and much darker) ending, the way Agatha Christie originally conceived it.

It is a wonderful way to celebrate a 30-year-old Houston Tradition!