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Akhnaton

Date(s): 3/19/2014, 3/20/2014, 3/21/2014, 3/22/2014, 3/23/2014, 3/24/2014, 3/25/2014, 3/26/2014, 3/27/2014, 3/28/2014, 3/29/2014

8:00 pm

Rock Valley College Studio Theater
This play was the first play ever written by Agatha Christie in 1937, around the same time she was writing the novel Death on the Nile. It is set in Ancient Egypt, and follows the exploits of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaton, his wife Nefertiti and his successor Tutankhaton (who would take the name Tutankhamun when he became Pharaoh). In writing the play, Christie was assisted by the eminent Egyptologist, Stephen Glanville, who was a friend of both her and her husband, Max Mallowan. It is grand a sweeping in its scope and fits well in our "Impossible Season" as it is the largest play she ever wrote. Truly an epic by the master!

Performed March 19-29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (additional 2:00 p.m. matinees on 3/22, 3/23 & 3/29)
Mike Webb, (815) 921-2160, m.webb@rockvalleycollege.edu

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