Mini-masterpiece theatre heads to the Brac

| 29/10/2009

(CNS): For the first time in 30 years, the Cayman Drama Society will be performing a show on Cayman Brac this weekend when they re-create the magic of a bygone genre written by the Queen of Crime. A stage production of three radio plays by Agatha Christie will be presented at the Ashton Rutty Centre, Cayman Brac, at 8.00 pm on Saturday, 31 October, to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac. Agatha Christie, the creator of such characters as Mss Marple and Hercule Poirot, is the best-selling author of all time, having sold over two billion books worldwide, translated into over 45 languages.

She wrote eighty novels and short story collections, as well as over a dozen plays, including The Mousetrap, which was the longest running play in theatrical history.

Less well known are Christie’s radio plays, which were mostly adaptations of her short stories. Recreating the old days of radio studio broadcasts, the Cayman Drama Society originally performed the Agatha Christie Radio Plays in late January 2009 in Grand Cayman, where they were extremely well received and played to almost full houses for the three week run of the show.

Chairman of the Society, Penny Phillips, said, “Although this is not the first time the Cayman Drama Society has presented a show in the Brac, we have not been over there in almost thirty years. Following the devastation of hurricane Paloma, and bearing in mind that we are the ‘Cayman’ Drama Society – not the Grand Cayman Drama Society – we felt it was time to step up to the mark and do our part for the sister islands.”

Tickets for the one performance are $10 and can be obtained from any Cayman Brac Rotarian, or at the door on the night. Each member of the cast and crew is paying their own passage and accommodation and all proceeds will go towards the Brac Rotary Club.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to the Bracers for being able to enjoy a lovely show. I am certainly happy for them. I just wish that DR FRANKS shows could be taken over there as well. We should be proud of him so talented. Hmade us all proud last friday night at the 25th celebration at the Harquail theatre. It seems so unfortunate that appreciation has to come from the expats. I hope that he soon writes THE MELTING POT. We do wish for him his lovely wife and most handsome son all the best, and again CONGRATULATION  on your award, well done.

    • Anonymous says:

      A lot of Brackers are going home for the long weekend why not have the show on the 6 or 7th of Nov. there might be a bigger audience?

      • Anonymous says:

        Probably because the Aston Rutty Centre was not available at that time. It is usually booked in advance that weekend for other annual functions that happen in the Brac.