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The Walnut Street Theatre, located at 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, is presenting Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE on its mainstage through April 26th. Formerly known as Ten Little Indians, this best-selling story is based upon the world’s best-selling mystery, spawning adaptations for stage, film, radio, television, a video game and a board game. AND THEN THERE NONE tells the story of ten strangers who are enticed by an unknown host to enjoy a relaxing weekend at a remote island resort. Once all the guests have arrived there is a suspicious death. A hidden recording of the host accuses each one of having escaped justice for a past murder. Each visitor denies any complicity in a murder, but one by one, the guests disappear. As they do so, a wooden Indian figurine disappears from the mantle. Set off the coast of Devon, England, this mystery is very, very British. At the onset of the tale, each actor of the 10 member cast has a heavy British accent, making some of the dialogue a little difficult to understand. As the tale unfolds, however, the accents become less pronounced. Scenic Designer Andrew Thompson has created a perfect set for this mysterious weekend - a warm English lodge that not only opens onto a porch overlooking the sea, but has several exits, giving numerous opportunities for guests to leave the stage and discover a new murder. Lighting and Projection Designer Kendall Smith and Video Designer Dan Roach have greatly enhanced the production with their contributions which appear on the curtain between scenes. Don’t miss this intriguing mystery which will keep you guessing until the final few minutes. Tickets are available by calling 215-574-3550, 800-982-2787, visiting online at www.walnutstreettheatre.org or ticketmaster.