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Spider’s Web

Background and Summary – This play was written at the request of Margret Lockwood, who wanted to play a part of a benign character—a contrary role to those she was typically cast into. Agatha Christie uses devices for this play that appeared in other works, Cheap Flat, The Case of the Buried Treasure, and Evil Under the Sun. This is her second longest-running play after The Mouse Trap. It was first presented on December 14, 1954, at the […]

On Borrowed Time

Background and Summary – On Borrowed Time is a two-act fantasy adapted from the novel of the same name by Lawrence E. Watkin. The play was originally produced in 1938, but the time period could be deemed contemporary, although the dialogue may somewhat convey the flavor of the early Twentieth Century. Plot – The cast consists of fifteen characters (12 male and 3 female), primary of which are Pud, a young boy, Julian Northrup (Gramps […]