STANDISH — The Schoolhouse Arts Center will presents its production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” running Sept. 28 to Oct. 7.

Eight strangers arrive at Soldier Island, invited by a “Mr. Owen.” Vera Claythorne, a former governess, thinks she has been hired as a secretary; Philip Lombard, an adventurer, and William Blore, an ex-detective, think they have been hired to look out for trouble over the weekend; Dr. Armstrong thinks he has been hired to look after the wife of the island’s owner. Emily Brent, Gen. Macarthur, Tony Marston and Judge Wargrave think they are going to visit old friends.

As they compare notes over dinner they realize that none of them have actually met Mr. Owen, not even the house servants. A storm rages outside as the guests begin to disappear one by one and as their numbers dwindle they realize with horror that they were brought to the island under false pretenses according to “Mr. Owen’s” strange plan.

Show times will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 and $14 at or

Vera Claythorne (Sophia Sturdee of Gorham), Justice Wargrave (Tom Ferent of Naples) Emily Brent (Barbara Levault of Hollis), Phillip Lombard (Zac Stearn of Windham) and William Blore (Randy Hunt of Westbrook) while in a state of shock, accuse each other of being the killer as the body count rises. (Photo courtesy of Francine Morin)

Gen. Mackenzie (Chalmers Hardenbergh of Freeport) frightens Vera Claythorne as he slips into madness on the isolated Soldier Island. (Photo courtesy of Francine Morin)

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