MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 16, 2024) — A tryptic of plays by Agatha Christie take over the Black Box Theatre stage opening April 26.

Agatha Christie Murder in the Studio comprises three radio plays:

Personal Call sees James Brent haunted by his dead wife when he receives a mysterious telephone call, seemingly from beyond the grave.

Yellow Iris marked Hercule Poirot's debut appearance on radio in which the famous detective is called to the hotel Jardin des Cygnes to solve an old case in which a cold-blooded killer escaped justice and slipped through his fingers.

Butter in a Lordly Dish sees eminent prosecution barrister Sir Luke Enderby get his comeuppance in one of Christie's most gruesome and horrifying murders.

“We have done a lot of radio plays at The Black Box, but this is the first time we are looking into the Agatha Christie archives,” said director/designer Lora Adams. “I can only imagine the BBC radio audiences’ reactions to the ends of each of the plays. Comeuppance for all the evil deed doers, but how do they get their ‘just desserts’?,” said Adams.

The cast includes Matt Walsh, Max Robnett, Jason Platt, Tyler Henning, Andrea Moore, Michelle Bailey, and Denise Yoder, with sound design by Doug Kutzli.

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