Agatha Christie possessed an obsessive talent for drawing up characters, dropping them into tidy scenarios involving mysterious murders, and then drawing out the various motives and blood trails leading to solving the crime. But we're not here to put her on the analyst's couch; instead let's just enjoy the fruits of her labyrinthine mind. The Hollow takes place over a weekend at the home of a posh British couple; a certain Dr. Cristow is in the middle of all sorts of romantic entanglements, and after his demise it appears that almost everyone present had a reason to want him dead—not to mention ample opportunity to kill him. This Starting Gate production promises the thrill of watching the knot untangle, along with Christie's knack for throwing a few surprises our way.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Starts: May 9. Continues through June 1, 2008