Monroe. Agatha Christie mystery unfolds at The Playhouse

Monroe /
| 28 Apr 2023 | 03:01

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players’ 28th season continues this month with nine performances of Agatha Christie’s mystery “A Murder is Announced,” directed by Steve Davis.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 5, 12 and 19, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 13 and 20, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 7 and 21, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m.

All performances are at The Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, in Monroe. Admission is $26 and includes dessert at intermission of apple pie, ice cream, iced tea, coffee and cheese.

The plot. The case

Once again Agatha Christie delivers another whodunit hit, another of her fiendishly ingenious murder mysteries. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor.

What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death and a determined inspector grimly following the case’s twists and turns.

Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the solution – at some risk to herself – in a dramatic final confrontation.

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players, Inc. is an incorporated, non-profit organization that has been performing in the mid-Hudson since 1978.

Tickets may be obtained from For more information, call the box office at 845 294-9465.