Garland Civic Theatre presents “Verdict” by Agatha Christie

verdict 250x312  The Garland Civic Theatre will complete its 43rd season with a production of “Verdict” by Agatha Christie.

Kyle McClaran, the theatre’s artistic director, is directing this story of the Hendryks, refugees in England, who have lost everything. Karl, with his talents, charms and hard work, rebuilds their lives, but Anya, his wife is fatally ill. Her old friend, Lisa, who secretly loves Karl, lives with them, runs the house and cares for Anya. All is shattered when wealthy, headstrong Helen Rollander bribes her way into private tutoring by Karl. Even with her infatuation with Karl being denied, she will stop at nothing, not even murder, to possess him.

Anya’s mysterious death, Helen’s lies and eventual suicide bring the story to a suspenseful and terrifying crossroad which appears to leave them with nowhere to turn.

She Is Dallas Info: The Garland Civic Theatre performs at the Granville Arts Center located at 300 North 5th Street in Garland.   All tickets are $20.   There are discounts available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more.   For more information, please call 972-205-2790 or visit the Garland Civic Theatre website.   You can also sign up for their email list to be notified first of their upcoming productions.

The cast includes Gregory Phillips as Professor Karl Hendryck, Amanda Brown as Anya Hendryck and Lady Rollander, Evelyn Davis as Lisa Koletzky, Arielle Engle as Helen Rollander, Robin Attaway as Dr. Stoner, Blake Hollowell as Lester Cole and Sergeant Pearce, and Robyne Gulledge as Mrs. Roper and Inspector Ogden.

The production will run Friday through Sunday until May 14, 2011 with a Thursday performance on April 28.     All Thursday performances begin at 7:30 pm.   All Matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm.   Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Sponsors of the Garland Civic Theatre include the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-TV, Texas Commission of the Arts, and DART.

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