Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn

Appointment with Death

From 37 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Dated

About the show

In this adapted version of the 1938 detective novel of the same name, Agatha Christie has created an entirely new ending. More…

Featuring an assorted group of travelers who find themselves thrown together on a Middle Eastern expedition, the "Queen of Crime" offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where characters' motivations are suspect and relationships may not be what they seem.

2h 30m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Dated

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if Great eerie music and timely lighting. Talk-back a winner Dominic Cuskern great directing. 9 accents perfect. A "lift" on the stage MORE

Don't see it if If you think that you have family problems, this will make you feel better Research re: left hand shaking two opp. views.MORE

Also The 1945 play (Glasgow & London) has held up quite well for 70 plus ye... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Slow, Intelligent, Dated, Well acted & staged

See it if Gallery's turn with Christie proves to be quite entertaining & well handled. Actors have nice grasp of stylized material Excellent costumes

Don't see it if Play's a bit dated both in attitude & mechanics; one can see Christie setting up "all her ducks in a row" but Cuskern keeps the pacing up

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Melodramatic, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy old-fashioned mystery stories. You enjoy ensemble plays. You want to see a talented cast having fun on stage.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary plays. You want a classic play w/more relevance to today. You prefer plays w/smaller casts.

75
Entertaining, Refreshing, Fun

See it if you enjoy murder mysteries/whodunnits. This is a fun, scrappy production made with lots of heart. I love The Gallery Players!

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of Agatha Christie, or can’t stand the thought of taking yourself to Brooklyn for a show.

80
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Charming, Excellent period production

See it if you want an entertaining evening. The costumes, sets& even some of the performance choices are deliciously period. You might want to dressup

Don't see it if you are not prepared to forgive a few clunky monologs.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like mysteries and enjoy good character development, performed by a good cast on a nice set. Well-directed for off-off Broadway.

Don't see it if you do not like long plays or mysteries. There is a lot of action by a large cast that requires full attention.

72
Enchanting, Classic agatha christie, Nice ensemble with some bright spots

See it if Death occurs during dysfunctional family vacation to the Middle East. Plenty of clues and red herrings. Brooklyn local theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like Who Done Its. A train ride to Brooklyn is too far. You think Agatha Christie is formulaic and old fashioned.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if You love Agatha Christie. You love a good who dunnit with dramatic character development.

Don't see it if You're boring? I don't know. I thought it was great.

78
Funny, Dated, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Agatha Christie or "whodunits".

Don't see it if you want a serious show. Sometimes over-acted, yet funny.

70
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of Agatha Christie, and want to see a well-done production of one of her works.

Don't see it if You can't stand long setups. The murder doesn't happen until well into Act 2, so the whole murder mystery portion is very rushed.

89
Great staging, Quirky, Riveting, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You like community/regional theatre, however, with on-par acting. It was quite good, some accent enunciation issues here and there, but,

Don't see it if Great use of space. Great acting. Just melodramatic enough. Agatha would've been proud. Never been to this venue before, but, I'd go again.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you enjoy Agatha Christie murder mysteries; you enjoy trying to solve crimes along with the cast; you enjoy a well=staged and acted play

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dated murder mysteries

Also I didn't mind that the show was 2 1/2 hours. It cleverly moved along, ... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a good mystery with a twist; excellent acting and casting; a generally fun time

Don't see it if 2+ hours is too much for you; a bit of a dated script; some overacting

80
Absorbing, Very well staged and performed, Riveting, Quite entertaining

See it if you want to see quality theatre without going to Manhattan. Wonderful set and costumes, very well acted, good Agatha Christie mystery!

Don't see it if you require massive sets or dance numbers when you go to the theatre.

79
Better than expected

See it if you like mysteries & don't mind Equity & amateur performers sharing the stage (which brings down the general level of professionalism).

Don't see it if overly warm theater will make u feel like u r really in Mid East in summer; you'd like more of a set to distract from some clunky acting.

Also The ending isn't particularly rewarding for the audience since it seem... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Mostly good acting, Great staging

See it if You are an Agatha Christie fan and/or want to support a great community theater.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy long plays and/or are unwilling to travel to a theater in Brooklyn.

73
Mostly good acting, Mediocre writing, Competently staged

See it if You live in Brooklyn and enjoy local theater. The actors for the most part were good, although there was some over-acting.

Don't see it if You are intolerant of mediocre writing. There is some repetitiveness to the recounting of back-story that could have been trimmed.

71
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like murder mysteries that have twist and turns in the plot.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy crime solving mysteries.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like "who dun it's" with a twist that only Agatha Christie could pull off.

Don't see it if you do not like plays where you have to put together pieces of a puzzle.

80
Funny, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a light fare, who done it, Agatha Christie story with some interesting, or cliched but entertaining, characters and humor.

Don't see it if You are put off by accents, overacting, and text that could still use some refreshing and editing.

Also Some really great acting and some overdone acting. Everyone is having ... Read more Read less

83
Great staging, Refreshing, Agatha christie fans rejoice!, A throwback to earlier days.

See it if A mystery a la Agatha C. Well done for its type. If a fan - it will work for you. Comfortable Park Slope, Brooklyn theater.

Don't see it if Not a Christie-type fan? Not for you. Older type of throwback.

81
Entertaining

See it if Like mysteries. Actors overact but I believe they mean do. Yes I figured out who did it

Don't see it if Do not want to travel to Brooklyn if you don’t live in Brooklyn. Do not like mysterys

74
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if great acting real agatha christe

Don't see it if Alittle slow moving but when it gets stated it moves

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if The first act is a marvel. Wonderful characters with some interesting relationships. Most of the central characters have well defined motive

Don't see it if The second act drags. The way some of the characters interact (or don't) removes suspense and the ability for guesswork for the solution

79
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Nice, Delightful

See it if you like an interesting, absorbing and enjoyable show that is not to heavy and not to light with clever staging.

Don't see it if you do not like Agatha Christie nor like fun mystery plays.

Also The show is a perfect show for a summer evening. However, we saw it on... Read more Read less


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