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Duluth's New Dawn Theater Company stages Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death"

Duluth’s New Dawn Theater Company stages Agatha Christie’s ‘Appointment with Death’

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Elinor Hasty and Trey Briscoe act in a scene from New Dawn Theater Company's production of "Appointment with Death." (Special Photos: Scott Bedenbaugh)

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Above left, Briscoe, Tori Foden and Jose Vasquez perform a scene from New Dawn Theater Company’s production of “Appointment with Death.” Above right, from left, are Andy Hoeckele, Jeremy King, Katie Tucker, Briscoe and Foden in a scene from the play.

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From left to right are Andy Hoeckele, Jeremy King, Katie Tucker, Trey Briscoe and Tori Foden, cast members for New Dawn Theater Company’s production of “Appointment with Death.” (Special Photo: Scott Bedenbaugh)

IF YOU GO

• What: “Appointment with Death”

• When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 11

• Where: 3087 Main St., Duluth

• Cost:$15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors

• For more information: Call 404-625-0361

Sherry Ingbritsen’s first role in a theater production after moving to Georgia in 1993 was in an Agatha Christie play.

It was 1997 and the now disbanded Pelican Players were staging “Witness for the Prosecution” at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville. Ingbritsen played Katherine Clegg, a forensic pathologist.

“I have been actively doing theater since, and some of my favorites have been the (Agatha) Christie mysteries,” Ingbritsen said. “Everyone loves a murder mystery.”

With that in mind, New Dawn Theater Company’s latest production, “Appointment with Death,” won’t disappoint.

Written by Agatha Christie and adapted into a play in 1945, the production is directed by Ingbritsen, president and artistic director of the Duluth theater company.

“‘Appointment with Death’ is a great (mystery) with its exotic locale and knowing that anyone in it could have been the murderer,” Ingbritsen said. “It has a twist ending, one that our audiences will enjoy.”

If audience requests are any indication, “Appointment with Death” will be a popular show.

“Our audiences always ask us to do mysteries and comedies,” Ingbritsen said. “They should expect to hear and see wonderful characterizations, a beautiful, timeless set and be engaged in the intrigue of where the story will take them.”