What makes Verdict a different type of Agatha Christie experience? How does it differ from what the audience might be expecting?
Verdict is not a whodunit, so it doesn’t fit the mold of a typical murder mystery. The mystery lies, I think, in how we often try to fit the world to our perception of it, regardless of how skewed that perception may be.
As a performer or crew member, what have you been doing during Covid to fill up the time you would otherwise be spending working on productions?
During Covid, I’ve read more, baked more, hiked more, biked more, played guitar more, and reflected more.
Share one of the unexpected benefits of the Covid lockdown in your life?
At first, I revelled in using the pandemic as an excuse to escape contact and have to face my social ineptitude. Upon reflection, though, this fact forced me to admit that I really shouldn’t use the crutch of the pandemic excuse. No more excuses!
During the first year or so of the pandemic, I did not miss theatre that much. But once I became engaged again, I realized how much I miss the fellowship of all the people who come together for a brief few months, become as dependent as family members on each other, to put together a production which ultimately comes to an end which we simultaneously look forward to and yet dread.