THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS

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The Group Rep presents a long-lost Agatha Christie play The Secret of Chimneys, directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Kathleen Delaney & Kevin Hoffman, Jr. In this mystery, a cosmopolitan adventurer on a mission discovers more than he bargained for when he arrives at an English country house and finds himself in the center of a murderous international conspiracy. This sinister plot of stolen diamonds, secret oil concessions and exiled royalty unfolds under the purview of both Scotland Yard and the French Surete. Chimneys is Christie at her best: a comedy of manners laced with murder! March 29 – May 5. Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Talk-back Sundays after matinees April 7 and April 21. General Admission: $25. Students/Seniors with ID: $20. Groups 10+: $15. Buy tickets and information: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601.

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There is not one moment of this show that is anything less than totally captivating. Each twist and turn and revelation brings up new perspectives and suspicions. Just when you begin to believe you know the character he or she changes.

Every performance is top shelf all the way.

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


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Wonderfully acted by all the cast, championed by the always amazing direction by Jules Aaron, "The Secret of Chimneys" is a great evening.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

The Group Rep's current production, Agatha Christie's rarely done 1931 play, The Secret of Chimneys, is satisfying on all accounts. In terms of plot and characters, it doesn't measure up to her greatest creations, such as Hercule Poirot and Murder on the Orient Express, or Miss Marple and Murder at the Vicarage, but it does quite well for an evening at the theatre, even though it is an unfashionable three-act play.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


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A dry, tongue-in-cheek comedy of manners blending light romance and mystery, The Secret of Chimneys offers an entertaining thrill ride through the mind of Agatha Christie.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

If you enjoy mysteries, you can't help but be intrigued by this play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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...“The Secret of Chimneys” succeeds because of, not despite, its downright naked humanity. Say what you will about the plot or story, the writing, direction and performances make for a inspiring, enlightening and educational evening that is all Christie and nothing but.

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre with Radomir Luza - ...read full review


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There is not one moment of this show that is anything less than totally captivating. Each twist and turn and revelation brings up new perspectives and suspicions. Just when you begin to believe you know the character he or she changes.

Every performance is top shelf all the way.

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


Avatar

Wonderfully acted by all the cast, championed by the always amazing direction by Jules Aaron, "The Secret of Chimneys" is a great evening.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

The Group Rep's current production, Agatha Christie's rarely done 1931 play, The Secret of Chimneys, is satisfying on all accounts. In terms of plot and characters, it doesn't measure up to her greatest creations, such as Hercule Poirot and Murder on the Orient Express, or Miss Marple and Murder at the Vicarage, but it does quite well for an evening at the theatre, even though it is an unfashionable three-act play.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Avatar

A dry, tongue-in-cheek comedy of manners blending light romance and mystery, The Secret of Chimneys offers an entertaining thrill ride through the mind of Agatha Christie.

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

If you enjoy mysteries, you can't help but be intrigued by this play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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...“The Secret of Chimneys” succeeds because of, not despite, its downright naked humanity. Say what you will about the plot or story, the writing, direction and performances make for a inspiring, enlightening and educational evening that is all Christie and nothing but.

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre with Radomir Luza - ...read full review