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Friday, July 19, 2024

Reflections on Summer Chills – Q&A with Alley Theatre’s Resident Acting Company

To celebrate 30 years of Summer Chills, we chatted with the Resident Acting Company performing in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE about what this Houston and Alley staple means to them. Here's what they had to say!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

And Then There Were None: A Mystery without a Detective 

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the highest-selling crime novel of all time, with over 100 million copies sold since it was published in 1939. (In fact, It’s one of the ten highest-selling novels ever). Its publication cemented Agatha Christie’s spot as one of the world’s most successful novelists. Nevertheless, And Then There Were None deviates from Christie’s iconic formula: the central detective character is absent.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

And Then There Were None: A Note from Agatha Christie

I had written this book because it was so difficult to do, and that idea fascinated me. Ten people had to die without it becoming ridiculous or the murderer being obvious.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Island Intrigue: The Isolated Setting of And Then There Were None and its Impact on Whodunits

Agatha Christie's iconic whodunit, And Then There Were None, throws ten strangers onto the desolate Soldier Island. This isolated location isn't just a picturesque backdrop. It's a chosen element that fuels the suspense and drives the narrative.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Rob’s Reflections

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.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Behind the Scenes with Christie DeBacker

reparations for Summer Chills are in full swing! The Alley's Assistant Charge Scenic Artist, Christie, DeBacker, gives an exclusive first look at the set and designs for And Then There Were None.

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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A Longstanding Tradition of Thrills & Chills

Alley Theatre is renowned for its captivating productions, but lately, the spotlight has been on a chilling genre – murder mysteries. From classic whodunits to contemporary thrillers, the Alley is offering audiences a chance to become armchair detectives, unraveling cunning plots and deciphering hidden clues.