Go Arts: New Lakewood Playhouse season ranges from Agatha Christie to David Mamet

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 11, 2014 

Lakewood Playhouse has announced its 76th season for 2014-15, which revives three shows from the company’s history and introduces three new shows, from comedy to mystery to literature.

The season opens with the murder mystery “And Then There Were None,” adapted from Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” and last produced at Lakewood in 1992. Another lit-adaptation revival is “Little Women,” from the book by Louisa May Alcott, in November, while in February William Gibson’s story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, “The Miracle Worker,” produced at the Playhouse in 2003.

New this season is David Mamet’s 1980s comedy about cutthroat real estate workers, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” for January, a stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” in April and in June comes “Drood: The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a solve-it-yourself mystery musical based on the unfinished book by Charles Dickens.

Lakewood Institute of Theatre, the company’s educational wing, mounts “A Year with Frog and Toad” as the holiday show, and the annual Halloween radio show will be “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

All shows at Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood. More information: 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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