When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog in South Wales and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story. But is it possible that Laura Warwick did not commit the murder after all? If so, whom is she shielding? The victim's retarded young half-brother or his dying matriarchal mother? Laura's lover? Perhaps the father of the little boy killed in an accident for which Warwick was responsible? The house seems full of possible suspects. The Unexpected Guest is considered one of Christie's finest plays.
The days in the calendar are color-coded:
|White||Plenty of seats were available|
|Yellow||A popular performance, but seats were available|
|Red||A very popular show, very few seats were available
Directed by Kathy Ludt, the cast of The Unexpected Guest included
|Laura Warwick||Lynn Atkins-Latham|
|Michael Starkwedder||Dave Ludt|
|Miss. Bennett||Ruth Markind|
|Jan Warwick||Ken Gagne|
|Mrs. Warwick||Grace Leslie|
|Henry Angell||Stephen D'Ambrosio|
|Sergeant Cadwallader||Martin Dodd|
|Inspector Thomas||David Beth|
|Julian Farrar||John Bausch|
|Producers||Dave & Kathy Ludt|
|Stage Manager||Victoria Bausch|
|Lighting / Sound Design||Dave Ludt|
|Set Design / Construction||Dave Ludt|
|Box Office||Karen Josbacher|
Check out the Unexpected Gallery.
Thanks to the Worcester Telegram for a kind review (subscription required) in the 11 March edition on page C4.