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HOME (2020), presented as a radio drama for female narrator and chamber ensemble, is a theatrical update of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist essay "The Home: Its Work and Influence"(1903). Inspired by the world around us, HOME explores the psychology of a woman trapped within her house while a virus runs rampant outside. She is faced with a lineage of ladies who have been longing to leave their homes, and have an identity of their own. Originally penned at the turn of the century, we parallel the Tuberculosis scare to our stay at home COVID order during an administration trying to keep women silenced, subservient and back in the home.

THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES (2024) is a radio drama adaptation of the first detective novel written by Agatha Christie of the same title. The work is especially notable as it’s the first introduction of her most famous character: Hercule Poirot. Written in 1916 and published 4 years later, the classic who-done-it is set in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped Poirot to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. On the morning of 18 July, the Styles household wakes to the discovery that Emily Inglethorp, the elderly and wealthy owner, has died. Hastings ventures out to the nearby village of Styles St Mary to enlist help from his friend Hercule Poirot. Emily's household includes her husband, Alfred Inglethorp, a younger man she recently married; her stepsons (from her first husband's previous marriage) John and Lawrence Cavendish; John's wife Mary Cavendish; Cynthia Murdoch, the daughter of a deceased friend of the family; and Evelyn Howard, Emily's companion, all of whom become suspects in the crime. The original publication includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The story features many of the elements that have become icons of the Golden Age of Defective Fiction: a large, isolated country manor, and a half-dozen suspects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves, to name a few.

WED | JUN 19
THURS | JUN 20
FRI | JUN 21

7:30PM

THE CELL THEATER
338 W 23RD ST.
NY | NY

HOME
& THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

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