Quincy Community Theatre opens the box office August 18 for the world’s best-selling mystery of all time—Agatha Christie’s 'And Then There Were None' (September 11-14 & 18-21). Shows are at 7:30 PM Thursdays-Saturdays with 2:00 PM Sunday matinees.

In Agatha Christie’s superlative mystery comedy—originally titled 'Ten Little Indians'—ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Soldier Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they start to die…

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“The New York Times called this: ‘the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written,’ and it definitely is with twists, turns, red herrings, and plenty of humor,” said guest director Dennis Gleason. “I hope the audience has just as much fun playing armchair detectives as we have had presenting this show.”

Gleason, who has been directing professionally for 25 years, has directed over 130 plays and musicals coast to coast, winning a dozen “Outstanding Director” and “Outstanding Production” awards. Holding an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City, Gleason has studied with numerous Broadway directors, designers, and playwrights.

Talkbacks will also be held after the show on September 14 and 19 as part of “The Big Read”—presented by the Quincy Public Library. This year’s book selection, The Maltese Falcon, penned by Dashiell Hammett in 1930, set the standard for detective fiction and paved the way for writers such as Christie. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

'And Then There Were None'  features scenic and lighting design by Technical Director Paul Denckla and costumes by guest designer Jessica Walling. Sharon Tieken serves as the Stage Manager.

Tickets are $18, on sale August 18. For tickets or more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at (217) 222-3209.