Austin Playhouse presents ‘The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong’
Austin Playhouse is currently presenting “The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong” weekends through Dec. 18 at the Austin Playhouse West Campus, 405 West 22nd St. in Austin.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Coleen Rooney victorious in ‘Wagatha Christie’ court battle
A judge has issued a ruling in a legal dispute between two soccer spouses that captivated Britain, Judge Karen Steyn cleared Coleen Rooney of libeling Rebekah Vardy when she alleged that Vardy had leaked her private social media posts to the tabloid press.
'Wagatha Christie' libel lawyer says evidence was destroyed
A high-profile libel court battle between two British soccer spouses has concluded, with one lawyer accusing the claimant, Rebekah Vardy, of deliberately destroying key evidence that allegedly showed she leaked her opponent’s private social media posts to tabloid reporters.
'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh’s long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, “Death on the Nile,” a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy “Marry Me” and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees.
Second high court hearing for Florida-Georgia water war
The Supreme Court tried Monday to inject some mystery into its second consideration of a long-running dispute between Georgia and Florida over water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court tried Monday to inject some mystery into its second consideration of a long-running dispute between Georgia and Florida over water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico. Florida's lawsuit against Georgia was filed directly in the Supreme Court, which is mainly an appellate court but hears disputes between states. The court appointed a special master to evaluate the case, and he initially recommended that Georgia should prevail. The court appointed a new special master, who also recommended the court side with Georgia.
Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance: What really happened?
Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance: What really happened? Author Agatha Christie has sold an estimated 2 billion copies of her works, second only to the Bible and the works of William Shakespeare. But as people continue reading her mysteries today, many have forgotten about the biggest mystery in Christie's own life — a sensational disappearance that took place not long after WWI. That disappearance is the focus of a new novel by Marie Benedict. Jeff Glor sat down with her.cbsnews.com
Book excerpt: "One by One" by Ruth Ware
With a nod to Agatha Christie, Ruth Ware creates a deadly mystery in "One by One" (Scout Press). It is 1:52 p.m. Outside the window the sky is iron gray, and the snowflakes swirl hypnotically past. Excerpted from "One By One" by Ruth Ware. Copyright © 2020 by Ruth Ware. Excerpted with permission by Scout Press, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.For more info:cbsnews.com
Obscure works by Chandler, Christie published this week
NEW YORK – Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. According to Tony Medawar, producer of the International Agatha Christie Festival (in Devon, England), Christie likely drew upon her own childhood in setting a playful atmosphere, with the kids showing proper irreverence for the supposedly world famous detective. “Christmas Adventure" also is appearing in the upcoming Christie collection “Midwinter Murder,” which comes out Oct. 20. "‘Christmas Adventure’ is a particularly light-hearted story," Medawar says. Chandler's employer guide, according to Chandler scholar Dr. Sarah Trott, was likely written in the early 1950s, when Chandler hired a private secretary, Juanita Messick.
'Murder on the Orient Express' arrives at Houston's Alley Theatre | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Hop on board the Orient Express, because one of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery stories is hitting the Houston's stage at Alley Theatre. Cast members Elizabeth Bunch and Jay Sullivan stopped... Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Murder on the Orient Express As You've Never Seen it Before
Murder on the Orient Express is an adaptation by Ken Ludwig (The Three Musketeers) who was contacted by the Christie estate and asked if he would consider writing a play version of Murder on the Orient Express "and they gave their blessing to have Poirot be a character," Melrose says. There are eight different dialects in the play," Melrose says, adding that he's brought in Ron Carlos, head of voice and dialects at the Yale School of Drama. Asked why he thinks this works so well as a play, Melrose says, "Ken has done a fabulous job making the play really drive. Locher will work as scenic designer for five shows this season including Murder on the Orient Express. The first day the actors were able to see the set for the play, Melrose says, there was general amazement.houstonpress.com