In 1926 Agatha Christie vanished, then reappeared 11 days later without explanation


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Published online on October 18, 2023

TheatreWorks has chosen “Mrs. Christie,”  a complicated, interesting production for its 53rd season opener. Artistic director Giovanna Sardelli carries this cleverly plotted  show with detailed direction.

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A solid, strong cast of eight talented, seasoned adults and a dog bring playwright’s Heidi Armbruster’s little known story of Agatha Christe’s, 1926 11-day disappearance.   Using the moment of time and geography, Sardelli balances  characters with delicate staging and movement. The meticulous adaptation and direction draws the best from the actors and produces a captivating experience.

Jennifer La Blanc,Elissa Beth Stebbins, Aido Billingstea, Kina Kantor, Nicole Javier, Max Tachis, Lucinds Hitchcock Cone, and William Thomas Hodgson bring believable characters to the production.

As usual TheatreWorks’ creative team brings in a show that is easy to hear, see, and look at with Christopher Fitzer’s creative scenic designs, James Ard’s sound design,   Cathleen Edwards costumes and Wen-Ling Liao’s  lighting.

The play moves from 1926 to almost a hundred years later when Christie fans decide to solve the mystery of her disappearance. It gets complicated and you must go and see for yourself how they work it out,

For an enjoyable tumble into an Agatha Christie mystery, go and enjoy this amazing mystery.

Camille Bounds is the theater columnist for Morgan Hill and Gilroy Life

Mrs. Christie


Where: Mountain View Center For The Performing 500  Castro Street-Mountain View

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Through: Oct 29

Tickets: $30 – $90

For reservations and information: call 877-662-8978  or visit theatreworksorg