Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"The Hollow" presented by The Autumn Players as part of Readers Theatre Showcase series

The Hollow, a classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie, is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT): Friday and Saturday August 18 and 19 in 35below at ACT and Sunday August 20, 2017 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The Hollow will be performed as reader’s theatre. Curtain is at 2:30 pm for all three performances. All tickets are $6.00 and are available online at Any remaining tickets will be sold by cash only at the door beginning at 2:00 pm prior to each performance.

Auditions for The Hollow will take place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at ACT/35below on Tuesday, August 1, and are open to the community. Rehearsals are at the same time and place on August 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17.

Complete with generous dashes of humor, The Hollow is a classic whodunit that takes us into the British manor house of Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell, regarded as Christie's finest comic grande dame. The medley of weekend guests proves to be a highly combustible mixture, with romantic sparks flying in all the wrong directions. When a murder is committed, it becomes clear that any number of those present have every good reason to have killed the two-timing victim.

Director Marianne Lyon acted in and directed numerous full-stage productions in her previous theatre life in Houston, Texas. She also served on the Board of Directors and as dramaturg for The Company OnStage. She is currently a member of the play reading committee as well as incoming chairman of The Autumn Players. Marianne directed last season's production of Gary Carden's Outlander and most recently played Lily Dale in Horton Foote's Young Man from Atlanta.

The Autumn Players is ACT's volunteer outreach group consisting of over 100 seasoned actors writers and educators dedicated to taking theatre into the community. Since 1992 the company has provided entertainment, enrichment and instruction for thousands of students, seniors, and in- betweens at venues within an hour or more from Asheville.

For more information or for a full schedule of the 2016-17 Readers Theatre Showcase series, please visit

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