Lake Oconee News – March 1, 2024

Greensboro’s Lake Country Players (LCP) is set to captivate audiences once more with its rendition of Agatha Christie’s timeless masterpiece, And Then There Were None, a classic whodunit renowned for its suspenseful plot and intricate characters. Set on the enigmatic Soldier Island, the play unfolds as 10 individuals find themselves mysteriously summoned to a secluded mansion, each under false pretense. As the story progresses, eerie occurrences shroud the island, casting doubt and fear among the guests. With its gripping narrative and unforeseeable twists, And Then There Were None stands as one of Christie’s most beloved works, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end.

“We really try to do different types of plays and not to repeat plays that we have already done,” LCP Board Chair and Artistic Director Mo Brower explained. Following the success of last year’s Arsenic & Old Lace, the decision to revive another classic production was a natural choice, offering theater- goers a fresh, yet familiar experience.

Marking her LCP directorial debut is Anenaca Simpson, perhaps best known for her memorable performance as “Goat” in The Robber Bridegroom. Simpson’s transition to the director’s chair speaks volumes about LCP’s commitment to nurturing emerging talent.

“Directing this play has been such a wonderful and exciting journey,” Simpson declared while expressing her gratitude for the opportunity and emphasizing the collaborative spirit of both cast and crew.

The ensemble cast, featuring Michael Homeier, Gretter Naranjo, Michael Alexander, Steve Atchley, Art Schutt, Anenaca Simpson, Raymon Burns, Rusty Faulk, Parke Kallenburg, Carol Grant, and Ed Kercado brings Christie’s characters to life with depth and authenticity. From the enigmatic Judge Wargrave to the resilient Vera Claythorne, each actor’s portrayal adds layers to the unfolding mystery, keeping audi- ences guessing until the final curtain.

Scheduled for March 14-17 at Festival Hall in downtown Greensboro, And Then There Were None promises an evening of suspense and intrigue. Tickets are in high demand, with audiences eager to experience the magic of live theater once again. To secure a seat, visit online at lake- and also indulge in the culi- nary delights offered by Chef Brent’s charcuterie boards, available for pre-order.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, brought to life by the Lake Country Players at historic Festival Hall in downtown Greensboro.