EVENTS: Gaslight Theater to present Agatha Christie thriller “The Stranger”

Gaslight Theater rehearsal of The Stranger in September. Pictured, left to right, are Matthew McLaughlin, of Portland, as Gerald, Andrew Lamb, of Augusta, as Dick, and Gwenyth Fraser, of Brunswick, as Enid. (photo by John Rider)

HALLOWELL, ME — This November Gaslight Theater proudly presents The Stranger, by Agatha Christie, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, located at 1 Winthrop Street, in Hallowell. Theater patrons can choose from six performance dates over two weekends, including Sunday matinees, November 11, 12 and 13 and 18, 19 and 20. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, cash, check and credit card accepted at the door. For more information visit Gaslight Theater online at

Directed by Linda Duarte, The Stranger is an adaptation by Agatha Christie, of her short story Philomel Cottage. The play centers around Enid Bradshaw, who breaks her seven-year engagement to Dick Lane in favor of marrying the charming Gerald Strange, whom she had known for a mere afternoon. The two move to a cottage in the country in Act Two, and it is then that we get a sense of Gerald’s true character. Things are not always what they seem, of course, and a well-placed red herring plus Enid’s fascination with Scheherazade and One Thousand and One Nights add key elements to the plot.

For more information visit Gaslight Theater online at


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