And Then There Were None
FEST will perform “And Then There Were None”, by Agatha Christie, directed by Jeff Book, on 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 October.
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead-poisoned. One down and nine to go!
Folly in all its Forms – An Evening of One-Act Plays
FEST was delighted to put on an evening of one-act plays “Folly in all its Forms” at the Kulturhaus Frankfurt in May. The first play, “Madness of Lady Bright”, was one of the earliest plays of the gay theatre movement. As this production had been on hold for two years, we were very pleased to finally be able to put it on. We would like to thank the director, Christina Paraschiv, for her patience, resilience and hard work which has gone into this production.
The second play, “The Scheme”, was written by FEST member, Mike Riepl, and had its FEST debut in 2015. It was also performed at FEATS at the end of May. As its name suggests, it is full of drama and intrigue, and we are very fortunate to have such a talented playwright in FEST. We would to thank Mike, and also Laurie Gaertner for directing the play with Mike.
We finished the evening with two short comedies, “I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD COOK” and “CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?”. When Rose Connolly initially contacted FEST regarding auditions, she did not expect to be directing two short plays two months later! We are delighted to have Rose on board and would like to thank her for her tireless efforts and enthusiasm.
With this production, we were very pleased to welcome some new FEST members on stage and backstage. We would like to thank all of the cast for their dedication, as well as the production team and crew for their invaluable support behind the scenes.