Soap Fan Mystery Theatre (www.soapfanmysterytheatre.com) kicks off with a new series of staged readings featuring Hollywood favorites, the most popular stars of Daytime television, and captivating Agatha Christie mysteries at the prestigious 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 popular 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).
Stefanie Powers, TV’s iconic Jennifer Hart from HART TO HART, will be joined on stage by this year’s Daytime Emmy-Winner, Vincent Irizarry (AMC’s Dr. David Hayward), Daytime Emmy-Winner 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.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all-time. Only the Bible has outsold her collective book sales of over 4 billion copies, and she is currently the most translated individual author in the world. Her stage play, “The Mousetrap”, is still running in London’s West End after 57 continuous years. The majority of her mysteries have been adapted for the big screen and television, and recently a new generation has been introduced to her works through the launch of cutting-edge video games, forever securing Agatha Christie’s title of The Queen of Crime.
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.