Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web on the DST Mainstage on Friday, June 25 through Sunday, July 11.
Directed by Dan Ashlock Jr., “the Queen of Mystery pokes fun at the genre that made her famous,” according to a press release, noting there will be no show on July 4 for the performance combining tension and dark humor.
The character, Clarissa, a diplomat’s spouse, finds herself in the middle of a drawing room murder. Desperate to dispose of the body, she enlists the help of her guests, the release said.
Describing how hilarity ensues as they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective Inspector Lord, the release detailed how the the detective thriller parody blends suspense and humor.
Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web premiered in London’s West End in 1954 --- the popular crime writer’s second most successful play, with 744 performances, ran longer than Witness for the Prosecution that premiered in 1953 with 458 performances --- the play was surpassed only by her record-breaking The Mousetrap, which until the the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset ran continuously since opening in the West End in 1952.
Featured in DST’s production are:
Limited socially-distanced tickets are $25 per person at DesertStages.org. Or, call the box office at 480-483-1664.
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