With just a few days until opening night, the Production Guild is hard at work putting the finishing touches on “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”.
Directed by senior Aponi Johnson, the show starts with Captain Arthur Hastings returning from battle to recuperate at Styles Court. Soon after his arrival, the lady of the house mysteriously dies and her murderer could be anyone: her new husband, her ne’er-do-well son, the female groundskeeper, even the local toxicologist. Enter Hercule Poirot, a Belgian refugee and detective, along with his side-kick, who spend the next hour deducing who the killer is.
Friday April 7th @ 7pm
Saturday April 8th @7pm
Sunday April 9th @3pm
The production will take place in the Earl R. Brown Auditorium and is free to students, staff and faculty ($5 to the community).
Captions by director Aponi Johnson. Photos courtesy of APU’s Photo Club.
For more behind-the-scene shots, check out our Instagram take-over account, hosted this week by actresses Lindsay Serrano and Zoe Flannery.
Hercule Poirot, the detective that has been called to Styles to solve the murder. He is played by student Kwian Landers.
From left to right: Alfred Inglethorp played by Lindsay Serrano, Anika Vojir reading for Captain Arthur Hastings (because he was in class during this rehearsal), Mary Cavendish played by Sarah Cooley and Evelyn Howard played by Zoe Flannery. This is the scene where Hastings is getting to know the residents of Styles.
Evelyn Howard being questioned by Detective Poirot. The door behind them is not actually the bathroom as marked — it had just yet to be painted.
This is Anika reading for Hastings again, Cynthia Murdoch played by understudy Kalene Chartrand and the parlor maid Dorcas played by Freya Hately. This is the scene where Dorcas is offering the two of them tea.
Alfred Inglethorp, played by Lindsay Serrano, the husband of the woman who owns Styles.