Agatha Christie's "The Curse of the Western Star" - A Radio Play

Nov 20, 2020

While stages remain dark, Artists’ Ensemble Theater partnered with WNIJ to record a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The Curse of the Western Star.” Eight actors, socially distanced, recorded the play in WNIJ’s Studio A in September.

An American movie star consults Poirot about a series of menacing letters she has received regarding her famous diamond, the Western Star. Can Poirot uncover the truth behind the legend?

Cast List:

David A. Gingerich as HERCULE POIROT, fashionable detective and self-described genius
Stanton Davis as CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, his friend
Katie Maringer as MISS MARY MARVELL, American film star 
Philip Masterton as GREGORY ROLFE, cowboy star of silent film 
Erin Philpott LADY as ELEANOR YARDLY, a former actress, now retired

Stephen F. Vrtol as LORD GERALD YARDLY, owner of the Eastern Star
and INSPECTOR JAPP, Scotland Yard

Linda Abronski as MRS. O’SHAUGHNESSEY, Poirot’s landlady and an avid movie fan
LULU DURAND, columnist for Society Gossip
CECILY YARDLY, aged 4
and MAVIS BURKE, a chambermaid at the Carlyle

Richard Raether as BROOKE, the butler at Yardly Chase
JERAMY YARDLY, aged 6
and MICHAEL CLANCY, desk clerk at the Carlyle Hotel

Learn more about Artists' Ensemble Theater at their website: artistsensemble.org

Sponsored by David Boccignone's new Ameriprise team, Studio Wealth Advisory Group