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Poster

GO BACK FOR MURDER

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Bob Bradley

Produced by Doreen Carlson

Opening Saturday, April 14 2018
and running Thursday April 19 to Saturday April 21
Thursday April 26 to Saturday April 28
(with one Saturday matinée April 28 at 2pm)

Preview: Friday, April 13 2018

Curtain: 8pm (Matinée 2pm)

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father's murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father's death to return to the scene of the crime and "go back" 15 years to recount their version of events.

An unusual take on the traditional murder mystery, the action of the play slips seamlessly from past to present, examining the danger of relying on personal testimony warped by time, prejudice and perception. By studying each suspect's testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them, the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth.

"Agatha Christie's Go Back for Murder, which deals with family values and filial devotion, has a lot to recommend it. It is a classic whodunit filled with red herrings … a subplot of romantic love." – Leah D. Frank, The New York Times.

"A subtle and ingenious detective story, an elegiac love story and a masterful example of storytelling technique, with five separate accounts of one devastating event. Christie's greatest achievement." – John Curran, The Guardian on 'Five Little Pigs', the story on which this play is based.

"Demonstrates the author's uncanny skill. The answer to the riddle is brilliant." – Maurice Willson Disher, The Times.

 

The Kay Meek Studio Theatre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver

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Theatre West Van gratefully acknowledges the financial support of an Arts and Culture Community Operating Grant from the District of West Vancouver.

"Go Back for Murder" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.