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Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Adapted by T. James Belich

Genre: Mystery
Length: 90 minutes
Total Cast: 12 (5 women, 7 men)
Set: Unit Set
Performance Rights: This script will be available soon. To secure performance rights for an area premiere, please contact T. James Belich at

With the Great War raging on the Continent, philanthropist Emily Inglethorp helps resettle war refugees in the English countryside. Among them is Hercule Poirot, formerly of the Belgian police. When Mrs. Inglethorp is murdered, Poirot launches his career as a private detective, using his "little grey cells" to sift the motives of the mysterious husband, the cash-strapped stepson, the poison expert, and the rest of the household. Poirot and Hastings join forces for their very first case in this new adaptation of Agatha Christie's first novel.