Running Time: 2 hr 15 min with intermission
Special thanks to Mayor Tracey Furman, Shirley Watson and the Kensington Town Council; The Harry and Lea Gudelsky Foundation; Brian Dettling and Stage Armament Solutions; Greenbelt Arts Center; 2nd Star Productions; Silver Spring Stage; Rockville Little Theatre; Other Voices Theatre; Old Opera House; Steve Malone; Gaithersburg Arts Barn; Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre; and anyone else who may have been inadvertently left off this acknowledgement.
- Rogers David Linn
- Mrs. Rogers Meghan Williams Elkins
- Fred Narracott Matt Leyendecker
- Vera Claythorne Justine Summers
- Philip Lombard Noah Steurer
- Anthony Marston Matt Leyendecker
- William Blore Kirk Patton Jr.
- General Mackenzie Steven Malone
- Emily Brent Joanne Bauer, Emily Meyers
- Sir Lawrence Wargrave Ken Kemp
- Dr. Armstrong Vince Terlep
- Producer Emily Meyers
- Director John Nunemaker
- Stage Manager Pete Meyers
- Asst. Stage Manager Rachel Heney
- Scenic Design / Construction Syndi Huth
- Master Carpenter Douglas Becker
- Scenic Dressing Design Jenn Maschal-Lorms
- Properties Mistress Kristen Scott
- Lighting Design Marc Allan Wright
- Master Electrician Craig Milhiser
- Sound Design Matt Mills
- Costume Design Hillary Leyendecker
- Hair/Makeup Design Harlene Leahy
- Dialect Coach Pauline Griller-Mitchell
- Tech Crew Catherine Seeger
- Lighting Crew Marc Wright, Craig Milhiser, Steve Deming,
- Catherine Seeger, Pete Meyers, Scott McQuade
- Publicity Carol Jones
- Playbill Cover/Logo Design Ernie Achenbach
- Playbill Layout Doe B. Kim
- Detail Painting Jenn Maschal-Lorms, Rachel Heney, Susan Paige-Heney, Clara Calderon,
- Nancy Carlin, Catherine Seeger, Eric Ballard, Debbie Jett
- Set Build/Paint Crew Syndi Huth, Jenn Maschal-Lorms, Douglas Becker, Lillian Becker,
- Scott McQuade, Pete Meyers, Matthias Eiff-Waters, Megan Waters, MK Meyers,
- Emily Meyers, Rose Allen, Nancy Carlin, Colleen Williams, Jackie & Sabrina,
- Ken Kemp, Meghan Williams Elkins, Justine Summers, Steve Malone, Catherine Seeger,
- Roger Allen, Rebecca Partan, Eric Ballard, Debbie Jett, Noah Rich
The living room of a house on Soldier Island, off the coast of Devon, England
- A summer evening in August
- Scene 1 The following morning
- Scene 2 The same day, afternoon
- Scene 1 The same day, evening
- Scene 2 The following afternoon
As a director, I always love a challenge, and Agatha Christie is always a great challenge! The story Christie writes is one that has influenced many adaptations over the years, and the premise is unique and common at the same time. We follow ten people, each unknown to one another and each invited as guests to an isolated island mansion. Each of the ten have their own dark secret, and none of them know their host. Soon after arrival, the ten are accused of committing horrible crimes, crimes that the law should have handled but did not, and shortly after the ten guests begin being murdered off one by one.
It’s like their host is serving up just desserts for each of the guests before they even have a chance for dinner! But I won’t go into any more of that now, as I hope you watch the play and enjoy the events unfold and justice being served.
Who is the murderer? Will you figure it out? Do you side with the murdered? Is the murdered justified in ridding society of these people who created these heinous crimes but could not be convicted? This play has always intrigued me as one that makes me question if the murderer was right or wrong. If, when our governments fail us, what actions are justified, what remedies are we allowed to correct moral wrongs? When do we go too far? When is murder just that – murder? When is vigilante justice the right thing?
I don’t have the answers to those questions, but I do know that this play allows me to explore who I empathize with – the current victims or their victims? Do I hope for the survival of any of the ten or root for the murderer to clear the world of evil? I sit and watch and when I think, I can become uncomfortable, but know that things never appear as they seem.
Producer’s Letter: Let There Be Light(ing)!
During June 2021, KAT, BP and the Town of Kensington undertook a major lighting renovation in the theatrical lighting system here at the Town Hall. Fourteen people from two theater companies volunteered over 400 hours to make this massive undertaking a reality. I was privileged to be their project manager as they moved through a complete takedown, clean up/repair, bench focus and rehang of the electrics. In addition to having full-time lighting and sound professionals on our team, we were able to bring in young folks from high school and college, teach lighting skills to anyone who would learn, and create a standard lighting plot which allows us to pass this knowledge onto the next generation of lighting and sound designers. Some volunteers even reconnected to their love of theater through a new medium.
As is often the case with wiring in older buildings, challenges arose and this team creatively traced circuits and discovered secrets that ultimately led to the ability to add a beautiful light show to the production you see today – and to many more to come! My deepest appreciation to Mark Allan Wright, Steve Deming, Pete Meyers, Craig Milhiser, Mike Lewis, Matt Mills, and the other volunteers who put in tireless work to make this vision a reality. You have “let your light so shine before men.” I am grateful for your gifts!!
ACT – American Century Theatre, BCT – Bowie Community Theatre, BP – British Players, CinC – Cockpit in Court, CP – Colonial Players, DTC – Damascus Theatre Company, FCT – Fauquier Community Theatre, FtP – Fredericktowne Players, GAC – Greenbelt Arts Center, GGSS – Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society, LMP – Laurel Mill Playhouse, LTA – Little Theatre of Alexandria, MST – Milburn Stone Theatre, OVT – Other Voices Theatre, PGLT – Prince Georges Little Theatre, PTC – Potomac Theatre Company, RLT – Rockville Little Theatre, RMT – Rockville Musical Theatre, SSS – Silver Spring Stage, WOB – Way Off Broadway
Joanne Bauer (Emily Brent) is pleased to be making her KAT debut with And Then There Were None. However, Joanne is no stranger to theatre, having been involved with BCT for over 35 years, currently as treasurer, actor, volunteer recruiter, jack of all trades. Performing in over 200 productions, some of her favorites include Sordid Lives, Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? – both under the direction of John Nunemaker for BCT, Dearly Departed, Dearly Beloved, Christmas Belles, Not Now, Darling…all with BCT. Joanne is the former co-owner of the Maryland Traveling Repertory Theatre (MTRT) and has performed in commercials, independent films and professional training videos. Thanks to a wonderful cast, production team and marvelous director for making this experience one to die for!
Ken Kemp (Sir Lawrence Wargrave) last appeared in KAT’s No Sex Please, We’re British. Favorite past roles include John Adams in 1776 (MST, FTC), Harold Hill in The Music Man (DTC, CinC), Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (PTC, WOB), George in Same Time, Next Year (RLT, GAC), and Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (LTA – WATCH nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and LTA Award winner for Best Performance in a Musical). Professional credits: Ford’s Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, and Annapolis Shakespeare Company; TV/Film credits: Discovery Health, Investigation Discovery, The Golf Channel and CBS Sports.
Matt Leyendecker (Fred Narracott, Anthony Marston) is dying to get back on stage as he makes his debut at KAT. He last appeared as Earl in CP’s 2020 production of Book of Days. He has also appeared in several other local productions, such as CP’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, BCT’s Becky’s New Car (2018 WATCH Nomination, Best Featured Actor in a Play), LMP’s An Inspector Calls, Vagabond Players’ Inherit the Wind, and PGLT’s The Mousetrap and A Shot In The Dark. He is blessed to have the support of family and friends, most notably his wonderful newlywed wife Hillary. Performing live theatre is a privilege, and he hopes you all enjoy the show.
David Linn (Rogers) is giddy to return to the stage after over 30 years. During his theatrical hiatus, he was a radio DJ at MIX 107.3 and B101.5, a VJ at several Dupont Circle nightclubs, an extra on a few seconds of NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street and is now a tour guide at the U.S. Capitol. David is grateful to the cast and crew for their welcoming support.
Steven Malone (General Mackenzie) is a graduate of the Studio Acting Conservatory and trained at Theatre Lab and Shakespeare Theatre Company. He took his first acting class less than 10 years ago. Significant roles include Teiresius in The Baccae (Fringe), Bill in August, Osage County (Theatre Lab), Lord Capulet (Flying Muskrats). He has been privileged to participate in staged readings with Helen Hayes awardees through Theatre Labs Dramathon and Acting in A Professional Production. His favorite was playing Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird and getting all in the grill of Christopher Henley of Avant Bard. Thanks for casting me John.
Emily Meyers (Emily Brent) is “thrilled to death” to be on stage again – this time making her KAT debut. Favorite past roles/shows: Annie (WOB), Legally Blonde (OVT), Carousel (FtP), Godspell and Forum. She is grateful to this cast and crew, and for the friendships formed over these past 16+ months. Also serving as producer of ATTWN, she wishes to sincerely thank her production team for giving so freely of their numerable talents to bring this 1900s mansion and murder mystery to life. She hopes Ms. Christie would be proud.
Kirk Patton Jr. (William Blore) has enjoyed working with the talented cast and crew of ATTWN, who have devoted so much time and effort to this production. Before this he has worked with RMT as Jeffrey Douglas in Brigadoon and as Sir Bedevere, etc. in Spamalot; RLT as Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace and as Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby; FTP as the stage manager for Newsies; and Upcounty Theater’s Love and Kisses as Buzzy.
Noah Steurer (Philip Lombard) is relieved and excited to once again be performing for a live audience. Being a part of this cast has been an experience he will never forget. Thanks go to John, Emily & team for guiding us through this unprecedented stoppage. Additional gratitude goes to Kathleen, his acting coach, dialogue helper, and driver. Credits: Brian Runnicles in No Sex, Please, We’re British (KAT); Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock’s Veiled Secret (RLT); various ATFM Murder Mysteries; and Rick Steadman, in The Nerd (RLT). His performance is dedicated to his close friend, Chad Clifton, who would surely have been dressed to the nines for opening night.
Justine Summers (Vera Claythorne) is excited to return to KAT for their first production in too many months! An anesthesiologist by day, she occasionally ventures into the realm of theatre. Recent roles include Olympe de Gouges, The Revolutionists (LTA); Sarah Brown, Guys and Dolls; and Nancy, Oliver! (KAT). Previously, she’s appeared as Ariel, Tempest; and Mrs. Saunders/Lin, Cloud 9 (GGSS). Thanks to her wonderful castmates for keeping the spark of this show alive for over a year, and love to her husband, Noah, for keeping everything in one piece.
Vince Terlep (Dr. Armstrong) is thrilled to be on stage after a 17-year hiatus. Growing up in Kensington, Vince began his theatre journey at Gonzaga: Anything Goes (Moonface), Cabaret (Cliff), Hair (Claude); followed by a BA in Theatre from JMU: True West (Lee), Sylvia (Greg), The Baltimore Waltz (Carl). After several years in NYC (Going Out at The American Theatre of Actors), he moved back to Kensington to start a family. The chance to perform Agatha Christie lit a fire in Vince to return to the stage in his hometown, where he can finally experience the joy of his wife and three daughters seeing him act for the first time.
Meghan Williams Elkins (Mrs. Rogers) is a forty-year veteran of the stage and holds a BFA in Acting with a minor in Music, including postgraduate training in Opera. Recent works include Miss Peddy in Miss Peddy and Grace, where she won an Outstanding Achievement Award in Acting with SSS One Acts Festival, and Best Actress nomination as Mrs. Corney in Oliver! with BroadwayWorld Regional Awards. Professional venues include the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Ovation Dinner Theatre, The Guthrie, along with local community theatres. When not performing, Meghan teaches acting, piano, and voice with her professional studio, The Piano Studio.
Emily Meyers (Producer) is producing her first show for KAT, and she sends her gratitude to the incredible production team that has come through every step of the way to make our director’s vision a reality. She has produced many other shows in the Frederick area, including for FtP and OVT. Having recently relocated to Germantown, she’s had the privilege of working as ASM for RLT’s Raisin in the Sun, SM for KAT on NO SEX! and COVID-19 compliance officer for RLT’s Mountaintop. She considers it a privilege and joy to participate in the creative process, and to work with such an exceptional team.
John Nunemaker (Director) received his theatre training from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. John has worked as a stage manager, lighting designer, and actor in Pennsylvania before moving to Maryland. After moving to Maryland, John continued to work behind the scenes and on stage when time allowed throughout the DC region. Of particular note, John has stage managed Out of Order, Daddy’s Girl, The Glass Menagerie, Murder My Misadventure, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, and Spamalot in theatres other than KAT. While at KAT, John has stage managed Jekyll & Hyde, Hair, Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, and The Addams Family. John has directed shows throughout DC including Sordid Lives, Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will?, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, and at KAT: The Laramie Project, Two Rooms, Steel Magnolias, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Oliver! John is proud to be directing Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and is honored to be working with such an amazing cast and crew that have stuck with the show throughout the unique situation of COVID-19 that we are living through.
Eric Ballard (Set Construction) is enjoying his first foray into community theatre. Eric has been involved in sailing his whole life, having started as a competitive youth sailor at the age of 6, turning professional in 2006 in high-level internal races. He now works as a Yacht Broker for the Catamaran Company.
Pauline Griller-Mitchell (Dialect Coach) is extremely happy to have her feet back on the ground after over a year of COVID-19 isolation, and to have been part of the amazingly talented team of ATTWN. Prior to lockdown, Pauline directed the traditional British pantomime Alice in Wonderland for the BP. She was in the middle of directing The Children’s Hour for GAC, when the production was halted in March 2020. Next up she will be directing The Bad Seed for RLT, auditions October 2021 – performances Jan/Feb 2022. Break a leg everyone!
Rachel Heney (Asst. Stage Manager) is very excited at this first time being on a production team outside of college. Rachel was stage manager for their University’s productions of Amal and the Night Visitors, Trial by Jury, and A Night of Opera Scenes. Working towards their degree in vocal performance, Rachel has been in productions with NASA’s Music and Drama Club since 2009, performed with Young Artists of America at Strathmore, and has been classically trained in voice since 2013. They hope you enjoy the show!
Harlene Leahy (Hair/Makeup Design) has been active in area theatre as an actress and various tech roles for many years. She was busy with two shows which were shut down due to COVID-19 and is so happy to be working with KAT on live theatre again. Congratulations to the talented cast and crew!
Hillary Leyendecker (Costume Design) in her 2nd KAT production, Hillary is thrilled to be a part of live theater once again! As a WATCH nominee for costumes for Foxfire, and most recently a part of a few on-line shows, Hillary is proud to be in a production with such a wonderful cast and crew! Thanks to GAC and CP, Linda Swann and Beth Terranova for their time and effort. A special shout-out to her husband Matt Leyendecker! Break legs, everyone! Enjoy the show!
Pete Meyers (Stage Manager) is celebrating another great show with KAT, following 2020’s No Sex Please! Recently appearances: Karl Lindner, A Raisin in The Sun (RLT); Howard Cunningham, Happy Days (WOB). Music Director: Babes in Arms (FtP; Best Musical Direction, DCMTA 2016), Legally Blonde (OVT). Director: Nunsense (FtP).
Matt Mills (Sound Designer) is returning for his second show with the company after previously working on Oliver! in 2019.
Kristen Scott (Properties Mistress) is props master for ATTWN and not, as previously feared, a hoarder. She has appreciated the experience and getting to know the wonderful cast and crew. Break legs, not dishes!
Catherine Seeger (Tech Crew) is so excited to be back doing live theatre in her third production with KAT (Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls). She is currently a junior in high school. Thanks to Mom and Dad for their continued support, as well as the production crew for the learning opportunities! Break a leg, cast and crew!
Marc Allan Wright (Lighting Design) has over thirty years of experience as a lighting designer, production manager, educator and arts admin in the DC area; most recently: KAT’s No Sex Please, We’re British. Previous productions: Twelve Angry Men (ACT), and Judgment at Nuremberg (ACT), and many small works CDC, including Benches. Marc is a program coordinator with the Arts Barn, City of Gaithersburg.
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KAT Board of Trustees
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- Technical Director Jeff Clausen
- Marketing/Public Relations Manager Carol Jones
- Membership Director Kendall Sigman
- Secretary Kristen Danek
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