And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie
Showdates: October 28 - November 6, 2016
Ten strangers are summoned to an island with no contact to the outside world. One by one, they are murdered. Can the survivors discover the murderer before it's too late?
After his first successful UAA season which included Stalking the Bogeyman, director Dr. Brian Cook is back again with his interpretation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed And Then There Were None. “It’s always been one of my favorite stories. Agatha Christie is so good at creating suspense and mystery, so it’s a perfect play to do around Halloween,” said Dr. Cook.
In addition to bringing thrills, leading actress Lisa-Marie Castro will also be lending her academic prowess to the production. Directly following the October 30th performance, Castro will lead a panel discussion highlighting her honors thesis about the role of female characters in Agatha Christie’s writings.
Featuring British dialects, an exquisite Art Deco set and a whole host of new faces including guest designers Jason Orlenko and Paul Rios, Dr. Cook’s production promises to be an exciting kickoff to the 2016-2017 UAA Theatre and Dance Season.
Performance run time: 2 hours with a 10-minute intermission
Performances held at the UAA Mainstage Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Matthew Meyer as Rogers
Devan Hawkins as Mrs. Rogers
Richard Fulton as Fred Naracott
Lisa-Marie Castro as Vera Claythorne
Taran Haynes as Philip Lombard
Matthew Allen Cochrane as Anthony Marston
Mary Alley as William Blore
Jenson Seifert as General MacKenzie
Elena Peyton Jones as Emily Brent
Isaac Kumpula as Sir Lawrence Wargrave
Angie Colavecchio as Dr. Armstrong
Mary Alley (W.H. Blore) is a senior theatre major and music minor and recently returned to her hometown of Anchorage after attending college in Michigan for two years. Her theatre endeavors include roles such as Lady Gertrude Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Lydia in Pride and Prejudice, and Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden and various stage management positions in productions of Into the Woods, Metamorphoses, and Over the River. Mary was the assistant stage manager for Stalking the Bogeyman last season, and she is looking forward to future productions at UAA and in the community.
Lisa-Marie Castro (Vera Claythorne) is a senior theatre major and German minor and she is excited to finish her last semester at UAA with this show and cast! LisaMarie has played a variety of roles around Anchorage: The Dauphin (Marie Antoinette), Comrade Chin (M Butterfly), Clarisse (Red Ryder), Amanda (4000 Miles), the Soothsayer (Antony & Cleopatra) and many more. She has also costume designed UAA’s 44 Plays for 44 Presidents and Twelfth Night and for Bigfork Summer Playhouse’s Footloose in Montana. This show represents the public performance aspect of Lisa-Marie’s senior honors thesis.
Matthew Allen Cochrane (Anthony Marston) is a freshman at UAA from Bethel, Alaska. This is his first UAA production. He is also currently in Anchorage Community Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as Peter. This summer Matthew hopes to work at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise as a performer. In his spare time he enjoys watching TV, hanging out with animals, and going on adventures.
Angela Colavecchio (Dr. Armstrong) is a second-year theatre and journalism/communications major at UAA. This is her 3rd production at UAA. Her previous UAA performances include 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, in numerous roles such as William Henry Harrison and Harry S. Truman, and as Loud Stone in Eurydice.
Richard Fulton (Narracott) is a third-year theatre major at UAA. He previously played Mr. Gibbs in Wasilla High School’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace. The first UAA production he was cast in was William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, in three non-speaking roles as a solider, a player, and a zombie. He also played Dr. Prentice in a scene from What the Butler Saw for UAA’s directing class. He is happy to be in a full UAA production, having landed his first speaking role.
Devan Hawkins (Mrs. Rogers) is a first-year student at UAA, majoring in journalism and communications. This is her first UAA production. At Gering High School, she played Beline in The Imaginary Invalid, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Gertrude in The Matchmaker. She is the reigning state champion in dramatic interpretation and oral interpretation of drama in the state of Nebraska, and she is part of the Resident Hall Association here at UAA. She would love to work in film, either producing, editing or acting. Her life goal is to be in a good financial position to support her mom.
Taran Haynes (Philip Lombard) is currently a theatre student at UAA. Taran recently acted as dramaturg for Stalking the Bogeyman and assistant director/ensemble member for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. He has also performed on the UAA stage as Tom Sawyer in Big River, Not-Dead-Fred in Spamalot, and Larry in Mr. Marmalade. He was also seen as Anthony Pascal in the SynArts production of House of Yes, Brent in the Cyrano’s production of The Audition, and as an ensemble member in the TAU production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Off stage, Taran has worked on several film projects in a variety of capacities ranging from actor to director.
Isaac Kumpula (Sir Lawrence Wargrave) is a second-year theatre major at UAA following his departure from the music department. He can be recognized from his work in the theater community with TBA, most notably as Lysander in A Midsummer’s Night Dream and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Isaac also played the role of ill-fated hippie Gunther in Chad Carpenter’s Moose the Movie. And Then There Were None is his second UAA production, following his role in Wolfpack Theatre Club’s A Steady Rain as Denny Lombard.
Elena Peyton Jones (Emily Brent) is a first-year student at UAA, hoping to earn a degree in global logistics and supply chain management. This is her debut with UAA Theatre. She participated in multiple community theater productions with the Burien Hi-Liners in Washington state as well as some musicals with her high school. Some favorite roles include Electra in Cats and Deidre in Runaways. Through speech and debate, Elena earned many awards including two state championships. When not in rehearsal, Elena enjoys taking naps, watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, and bothering her roommates by singing in the shower. She hopes to one day change the world.
Matthew Meyer (Thomas Rogers) is in his third year as a theatre major here at UAA. His most memorable roles are John Rice in UAA’s 2015 production of Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead and King Louis XVI in UAA’s Marie Antoinette. He’s always wanted to be in a murder mystery, and is ecstatic that he gets to work alongside such a talented cast and crew.
Jenson Siefert (General McKenzie) is currently an outdoor leadership major at Prince William Sound Community College, but he is hoping to switch majors to journalism so that he can seek a career in audio/video production. Last season, he played Clifford Anderson in Anchorage Community Theatre’s production of Deathtrap. He enjoys making short inspirational films, and is a lifelong Alaskan. He spends his spare time camping, hiking and snowboarding.
Director, Dr. Brian Cook
Scenic Designer, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Assistant Scenic Designer, Mike Vanni
Costume Designer, Jason Orlenko
Associate Costume Designer, Colleen Metzger
Lighting Designer, Daniel J. Anteau
Sound Designer, Paul Ríos
Projection Designer, Nancy Ott
Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Assistant Technical Director, Henry Coleman
Production Manager, Daniel J. Anteau
Props Designer, Mary Alley
Fight Choreography & Dialect Coach, Ty Hewitt
Dr. Brian Cook (Director) is assistant professor of theatre at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Last season for UAA, he directed 44 Plays for 44 Presidents and Stalking the Bogeyman. He previously taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he directed several productions, including Nickel and Dimed and An Inspector Calls. His research focuses on contemporary British theatre, particularly on the work of the Cherub Company in the United Kingdom and abroad between 1978 and 2003, and he has presented at conferences in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. His work has been published in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Survey, and Performing Arts Resources. He previously ran the untitled Theatre Company which toured a short play dealing with interpersonal violence to schools and volunteer organizations, and he has worked at professional theatres in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, Florida, and the U.K. He received his PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon, and his MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College, London.
Daniel Glen Carlgren (Scenic Designer and Technical Director) is currently the faculty scenic designer, projection designer, and technical director at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and his MFA from University of Oregon in 2012. Daniel’s recent credits include scenic and projection design, and technical direction for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Night of the Iguana, SPAMalot, Twelfth Night, and many others. Daniel has also worked on the automation for Julie Taymor’s Grendal and Wagner’s Ring Cycle for the Los Angeles Opera and Disney’s Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Daniel has worked as a scenery, staging and rigging specialist in the entertainment industry for many years.
Jason Orlenko (Costume Designer) is delighted to spend the fall teaching and designing at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin based costume designer, favorite designs include Fallen Angels at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Story of My Life at Milwaukee Opera Theatre, A Charlie Brown Christmas at First Stage Children’s Theater, The Snow Dragon (World Premiere Opera) at Skylight Music Theatre and Opera Siam, and The Glass Menagerie at In Tandem Theatre. His designs have also been seen at the Rep of St. Louis, the Milwaukee Rep, Renaissance Theaterworks, Next Act Theatre, Indiana Festival Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee were he has also served as an adjunct lecturer. Other professional credits include working as an assistant designer at American Players Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and additional costume work at the Florentine Opera and the Hangar Theatre. Upcoming designs include The Violet Hour at Renaissance Theaterworks, Great Expectations at Milwaukee Chamber and Sweeney Todd at Skylight Music Theatre. Jason holds an MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University. www.jasonorlenko.com
Paul Ríos (Sound Designer) is a performing arts educator (B.M. Music Education, B.A. Theatre) who hails from Dallas, TX. He is a middle school teacher by day and banisher of evil by night with an affinity for Buddhism, mythology, Thai food, karaoke, and Nintendo. He hopes you appreciate the aural landscape he has crafted for this production and he thanks you for supporting the arts.
Daniel Anteau (Lighting Designer) received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his M.F.A in Lighting Design from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In his academic career Daniel has taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage as term technical director/lighting designer, The University of Hawaii as Assistant professor in Lighting Design and Technical Director. After returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage He now serves as Professor in design, and Production Manager. Daniel is also the academic advisor for the design and technical students, manages the light shop as well as sound, projections, and special effects. Professionally, Daniel’s Lighting Designs have been seen across Alaska & Hawaii, to New York City, and internationally to Africa. In Hawaii, Daniel continues to stay active as Lighting Designer working with Manoa Valley Theatre on their summer production.
Ty Hewitt was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, and has worked as an actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer for productions in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Theatre credits include Profile Theatre’s (Portland, OR) Sam Shepard season, playing Vince in Buried Child, the Speaker in Tongues and as a guest lecturer on the nature of violence in Shepard’s plays. Other Portland theatre credits include The Scene at Portland Playhouse and On The Table with the Sojourn Theatre. Ty performed in deCOMPOSITION, a theatre piece which he co-wrote, in Seattle and NYC. New York credits include Opus D’Amour at Theatre Lab, Babel Tower with Round Table Ensemble and Orsino in Aquila Theatre’s Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. Ty has a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from UMKC.
Colleen Alexis Metzger is a costume designer and technician whose work has taken her across the country. She has worked for the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, the Glimmerglass Opera in New York, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, Chautauqua Opera in New York, Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Portland Stage Company in Maine, and most recently, Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
Stage Manager: Jordan Crenshaw
Assistant Stage Manager: James Kendall
Scene Shop Supervisor: Henry Coleman
Scenic Artist: Daniel Glen Carlgren
Scene Shop Assistants: Casey Eichorn, Nikki Adams, Megan Stanford, Adi Davis
Scenic Painters: THR 295 & THR 495 Students
Scenic Carpentry: THR 295 & THR 495 Students
Costume Shop Manager: Kaie Promish
Costume Shop Assistants: Lisa-Marie Castro, Jane Lee, Emily Pratt
Wardrobe: Aurora Hoefferle, Paitton Reid, Kaeli Meno
Light Board Operator: James Branstetter
Lighting Crew: Andrew Miller, Nancy Ott, Brian Tuohy, Henry Schildbach, James Kendall, Matthew Vincent, Elizabeth Englund
Sound Board Operator: Krishna Manual
Publicist/Media: O’Hara Shipe
Additional Publicity: Nova Cunningham
Videographer: Cedar Cussins
Event Support Assistants: Paitton Reid, Eric Bleicher, Alina Markina, Austin Rochon, Kala Romero
- Production Photos
- News, Reviews, and Buzz
- UAA's And Then There Were None, Alaska Public Media
- UAA Counts Down to the Arrival of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, The Northern Light
- The Thrill and Suspense of a Puzzle, The Anchorage Press
- And Then There Were None, Ron Holstrom, Alaska Link
And Then There Were None is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. And Then There Were None first opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on June 27, 1944. The Performance was directed by Mr. DeCourville, with sets by Howard Bay.