Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Written by Kate Danley

November 18 - December 18, 2022

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 2pm

Monday, November 28 at 7:30pm – Pay What You Can 

A discussion with the cast and playwright will follow the performance on Friday, December 16.

This faithful, new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES introduces audiences to the first mystery of Hercule Poirot.

The year is 1916 and, injured in WWI, Hastings finds himself convalescing at the manor of his old friend, John Cavendish. But when John’s mother is poisoned in the middle of the night, everyone becomes a suspect. The only person who can solve the crime is none other than the famed Belgium detective, Hercule Poirot. Agatha Christie’s gifts of misdirection are on full display as red herrings, twists, and turns lead the audience on a dizzying journey to find out whodunnit.

Run time:  Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes (includes 15 minute intermission)

Content Warning:  Descriptions of Murder. Best enjoyed by ages 12 and up. 

Audio Described performance:  To be scheduled

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Lt. Arthur Hastings – Jake Leif
John Cavendish  – Aaron Campbell
Lawrence Cavendish- Thomas Burr
Hercule Poirot – Ben Tallen
Dr. Bauerstein – Ron Ravensborg
Alfred Inglethorp  – Thomas Bevan
Detective Japp  – Todd Hansen
Evie Howard  – Ariel Pinkerton
Mary Cavendish – Alicia Lane
Cynthia Murdoch  – Abby Slater
Emily Inglethorp – Anna Olson
Dorcas  – Patti Gage

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Director – Linda Paulsen
Stage Manager – Sarah Schmitt
Set Designer – Devyn Becker
Lighting Designer – Mark Kieffer
Costume Designer – Jessica Moore
Prop Designer – Roxanne Miller
Sound Designer – Kristin Smith
Assistant Stage Manager – Laura Doty
Assistant Lighting Designer – Noelle Kirscht
Dialect Coach – Joel Raney
Fight/Intimacy Coordinator – Madeline Achen
Backstage Crew – Chris Beason
Light Board Operator – David Pitchford
Sound Board Operator – Hamza Mohamed


Friends of Sharon Selberg, in loving memory


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Celebrate the art of mystery writing with these additional events.

December 11

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime Post-Show Panel
Join us for this panel of local mystery authors exploring why mystery is still such a compelling drama and the role of women writers, like Agatha Christie, in building the genre, featuring Michael Allen Mallory, Julie Holmes, Christine Husom & Sherry Roberts.

December 16

Post-Show Audience discussion with company and playwright, Kate Danley

December 17

Readings in the Round presents a reading of It Wasn’t Murder by Kiernon James at 1pm.

Sisters in Crime was founded to “combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, to raise awareness of the contributions of female authors, and to promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries. 

Kate Danley, playwright for The Mysterious Affair at Styles, is a USA Today Best Selling Mystery and Fantasy Author & Panowski Playwriting Award Winner.