Soap fans and soap actors love a good mystery, so the creative minds of Soap Fan Mystery Theatre have put together a night of readings of rarely seen Agatha Christie mysteries. The theatre kicks off it’s new series of staged readings featuring Hollywood favorites, the most popular stars of Daytime television, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills located at 135 South Doheny Drive at Wilshire Blvd. First up is Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest, starring Stefanie Powers and a trio of stars from ABC’s All My Children (AMC). Performances are Saturday, February 20 (8:00 pm) and Sunday, February 21 (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm). Powers, will be joined on stage by Vincent Irizarry (AMC’s Dr. David Hayward), Jacob Young (AMC’s JR Chandler), and Adam Mayfield (AMC’s Scott Chandler).
After 40 years of taping in New York City, All My Children has recently moved production to Los Angeles. This is the first time the stars of All My Children will appear together on stage in Southern California. The role of the police inspector will be read by Robert Newman, who starred as Joshua Lewis for 28 years on Guiding Light. Additional mystery guest stars from the world of Daytime TV will also be added. In “Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest” Michael Starkwedder (Vincent Irizarry) – the unexpected guest – accidentally drives his car into a ditch on a foggy night and wanders into a nearby house to use the phone. There he discovers Laura Warwick (Stefanie Powers) standing over her dead husband’s body holding a smoking gun… Together they hatch an alibi, but did she do it? With a houseful of suspects to choose from, Agatha Christie keeps the audience guessing “whodunit” right up until the shocking climax.
The second reading in the series, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, will be performed Saturday March 13 (8:00 pm) and Sunday March 14 (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm) featuring Ricky Paull Goldin (AMC’s Jake Martin), as the Police Inspector investigating murder and mayhem at a country estate with Agatha Christie’s colorful suspects played by Jacob Young, Adam Mayfield and additional fan favorite guest stars to be announced.
Reserved seating is $49.50. A limited number of $150 VIP tickets will be sold for each performance which include premium seating, a post show meet and greet, and a photo opportunity with the stars. 2-show subscriptions and group discounts are also available. Free Parking is provided for all performances! Tickets may be purchased online at www.tix.com or by phone at 1.800.595.4849. For more information go to www.soapfanmysterytheatre.com