By Madeline Groschen
Campus Eye Cambridge Editor
The body count rises quickly in the Cambridge spring production of “And Then There Were None.”
But the Agatha Christie play is sheer fun, said director Lisa Weaver.
“And Then There Were None,” is a murder mystery about 10 people trapped on an island with a murderer killing them off one by one.
“It’s nice because there’s no message,” Weaver said. “It’s a melodramatic murder mystery. I like doing these. They’re fun.”
With multiple murders taking place, Weaver had to figure out how the cast should perform them.
“There are lots of tricks in this play, so we have to find a way to do all these murders,” she said. “Lots of props, lots of stage tricks.”
Weaver also hinted at fake blood, broken figurines, and gunshots.
Costuming is another interesting aspect of the play. Weaver said the costumes have a “1962 Mad Men/Alfred Hitchcock look.”
Current and former students helped to put the play together including designing sound and costumes.
“I like to hire former students,” Weaver said.
She also said the play’s ensemble is “the biggest cast I’ve directed here.”
“I think they (the audience) will be very entertained,” she said.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, 28, and March 1, and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on March 2.
All shows will take place in the Juanita and Charles Peterson Community Room (G202) of the Cambridge campus.
Anyone associated with Anoka-Ramsey ranging from students to staff will receive two free tickets with their Anoka-Ramsey ID.
Tickets are otherwise $8 at the 7:30 p.m. shows and $4 for the March 2 matinee.