High school theater students are having fun with Agatha Christie, and so is the audience, this weekend in a student-performed and student-directed production of “And Then There Were None” at Maricopa High School. It is the first time an MHS play has been completely student-produced. The MHS Theatre Company production is directed by senior Dylan Stradling.
Ten strangers, each with a secret, are drawn together to an island resort, where they are bumped off one by one by an unknown assassin. Can they (or the audience) find the killer before there is no cast left at all?
“And Then There Were None” stars Jacob Loomis, Ivie Keene, Tyler Curtis, Kade Kruse, Erick Livingston, Lys Bailey, Lindsay Hubbard, Haley Lemon, Ethan Stradling, Hannah Panter and Brady Hunsaker.
The play opened Thursday and will have performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Donations go to help state-qualified performers attend the International Thespian Festival in June.
April 1, MHS Theatre Company presents another student-directed play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Wit,” which will feature MHS faculty members. It is directed by senior Carlos Venegas. Performances will be in the Black Box Theatre in the MHS Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
MHS students who received scores of “Superior” this year at the Central Arizona Festival of Theater to qualify for nationals (and benefit from all donations made during these two student-directed productions) were Dylan and Carlos along with Britney Montgomery, Nikolas Mase, Hannah Panter, Kjirsten Lemon, Ivie Keene, Taryn Story, Joycelyn Cabrera, Adrian Perdomo, Jalen Reyes, Alyssa Hollingsworth, Kari Beijmowicz, Chaienne Zoller, Kade Kruse, Morgan Lee.