The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
February 8 – March 5, 2023
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle
“Always Bear in Mind That the Person Who Speaks May Be Lying”
Ah, to live in a peaceful English village…well, perhaps peaceful is not quite the right word when talking about a village in which Hercule Poirot resides. Despite his desire to merely relax and grow vegetable marrows, murder abounds! Confessions of blackmail, deception, and betrayal shatter alibis and lead our ingenious detective on a chase around King’s Abbot and the surrounding countryside. Will he be able to unravel the knots of this mystery? Will this peaceful village ever feel quite so cozy again? It’s a mystery!
Why We Chose This Work: We love a good whodunnit! This classic murder mystery was revolutionary for its time, and it still hits all the right notes today. It’s sinister but also fun; fast-paced but still detailed; and thrilling without being frightening. Agatha Christie is one of the best-selling authors of all time, a master of her genre, and this story shows us why. Her subtle skewering of society and her delectable characters keep her work feeling fresh almost a century on. We want you to share time with us the winter, having some good ol’ fashioned fun!
For Fans Of: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu
Content Warning: death, suicide, colonialism, classicism, references to big game hunting