Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

The Unexpected Guest

by Agatha Christie

Directed by: Shauna Kiefiuk

Auditions: May 6, 7, 8

Performances: July 19, 20, 21(m), 25, 26, 27, 28(m), August 1, 2, 3

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.


Shauna Kiefiuk has been involved with ACT since 2002. Last season she directed Rabbit Hole. Previously, she directed The Butler Did It, The Odd Couple and Independence. Shauna has been onstage in several shows as well as musicals. She was the assistant director for Fat Pig, Hay Fever, The Game’s Afoot and A Little Piece of Heaven. Shauna also serves on the ACT Board.

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Cast of Characters

Laura Warwick: Alyssa Joy
Michael Starkwedder: Jeff McMahon
Inspector Thomas: Michael Wren
Julian Farrar: Adam Reed
Miss Bennett: Kaela Bauer
Jan Warwick: Nicodemus Flotten
Henry Angell: Alex Asher
Mrs. Warwick: Kathie O’Brien
Sergeant Cadwallader: Tyler Anderson
Richard Warwick (Guest actors): Garry Burris, Chuck Skinner, Josh Anderson, Timothy Kelley, John Carone, Mathew Swenson, Lance Duddlesten, Bill Brown, Loren Dunn, Scott Harvey