Houston Family Arts Center — Garza Main Stage
Houston Family Arts Center -Garza Main Stage NEXT OPENING NOVEMBER 28TH
Houston Family Arts Center — Student shows NEXT OPENING ….
And Then There Were None.
October 17, 2014 — Houston Family Art Center unleashed a riveting drama. Their rendition of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” is humorous and spellbinding.
The run time is 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intermissions –fifteen and ten minutes, respectively. The wait time will be spent in suspense. The entirety of the play will have you wrapped in suspense.
Ten characters with ten widely different personalities bring waves of laughs and skepticism. While each has a signature sense of quirky humor, each is also really sketchy, killer sketchy.
The characters, acting in only one room, play on everyone’s imagination. It is a murder mystery, dashed with the social qualms of highly judgmental folks in closed quarters. It’s a riot of awkward interactions mixed with “who dun it?”
Really. While each character makes you smile, they will also make you question, “what does it take to be a killer?” Which one of theses funny, everyday folk is the killer?
A plot twist is that they are all killers. At least according to a creepy voice over the intercom. Every one of the ten has done some unundoable deed. But who takes the title of antagonist? This ubiquitous, all knowing, untraceable force frays the play.
There are more twists though. Many more. It cannot be spoiled. Once it ends, you will be left craving more. Encore, please.
It is really something to be experienced. With so much going on, it takes the full time to get what you deserve. There is a poem that means more than it seems. There’s a creepy voice. …And everyone is suspect.
The two hours forty minutes are pure, hilarious, curious mastery. Your time is better spent at Houston Family Arts Center, laughing and gasping than in your parlor.
Garza Main Stage Review links are below