The Unexpected Guest
For Different Stages' staging of The Unexpected Guest, director Johanna Whitmore has tried to bring Agatha Christie's 1930s English village mystery into a contemporary setting, but with the text still rooted in the phraseology and linguistic mannerisms of the past, the result is a stilted and, ultimately, wooden production.
"...murder mystery for Different Stages. Following well-received outings with Agatha Christie's Black Coffee (1996) and Ladies in Retirement (1999),..."
July 5, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar