Sapulpa Community Theatre’s latest performance is coming up this weekend. And then there were none, a murder mystery novel by Agatha Christie, will the undertaking of Sapulpa’s long-standing dedication to the performing arts.
And then there were none follows a group of people who are lured into coming to an island under different pretexts, e.g. offers of employment or to enjoy a late summer holiday, or to meet old friends. All have been complicit in the death(s) of other human beings but either escaped justice or committed an act that was not subject to legal sanction. The guests and two servants who are present are “charged” with their respective “crimes” by a gramophone recording after dinner the first night and informed that they have been brought to the island to pay for their actions. They are the only people on the island, and cannot escape due to the distance from the mainland and the inclement weather, yet gradually all ten are killed in turn, in a manner that seems to parallel the ten deaths in the nursery rhyme. Nobody else seems to be left alive on the island by the time of the apparent last death. A confession, in the form of a postscript to the novel, unveils how the killings took place and who was responsible.
Performances are April 8-10 & 15-17, Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 adults and $5 for students K-12.