Whodunit takes to CIHS stage April 7-8

Dr. Armstrong (Mereta Ekstrand) and Emily Brent (Kiersten McMahon) discover something creepy going on with the Indian figurines in the deserted mansion. Photos by Greg Hunt

Lured to an island home under strange circumstances, 10 not-quite-so innocent individuals begin to unravel in “Ten Little Indians,” the 2011 spring play selection of the Cambridge-Isanti High School Theater Department. The play is based on Agatha Christie’s best-seller “And Then There Were None” and should satisfy mystery buffs of all ages.

The play will be presented at 7 p.m. on two evenings– Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8– at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at CIHS.

Along with a finely-tuned cast, another highlight for the C-I production is the intimate setting where the audience will be seated upon the stage– close enough to catch all the clues.

“Agatha Christie has always been one of our favorites. It’s been some time since we performed one of her works since we’ve done a variety of selections the past few years,” said director Bruce Danielson. “To do this play in the intimate setting will be a great experience for both the actors and audience.”

Vera Claythorne (Elizabeth Nault-Maurer) recoils from the touch of Gen. McKenzie (Tristen Sima) in a scene from 'Ten Little Indians.'

Cast & Crew of ‘Ten Little Indians’

Elizabeth Nault-Maurer– Vera Claythorne; Jake Fixell– Capt. Lombard; Jerome Hunt– Inspector Blore; Tristen Sima–  Gen. John McKenzie; Mereta Ekstrand– Dr. Armstrong; Kiersten McMahon– Emily Brent; Christian DeMars– Anthony Marston; Nicole Bergman– Ethel Rogers; Kristin Williams– Sophie Rogers; Adam Heinen– Narracott; Edward Larson– Justice Wargrave; Bruce Danielson– Director; Adam Heinen– Student Director; Andrew Pflipsen– Lighting/Tech; Alex Heinen–  Asst. Tech; Mrs. Danielson, Katrina Barnes– Costumes.