Darien Library will present Weekend One-Acts¸ a theatrical weekend featuring free performances of one-act plays from two esteemed playwrights, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. The program of two works includes Agatha Christie’s 1962 play “The Rats” and Susan Glaspell’s 1916 play “Trifles.” The Friday evening performance will be followed by a reception.
Agatha Christie’s “The Rats” is a one-act play involving David and his lover Sandra. They arrive at a flat for a party and are surprised to find there is no party. Their friend Alec arrives and shows them a Kurdish knife. After handling it, Alec drops it out of the window, leaves and locks them in the flat. A murder mystery ensues.
Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” tells the story of Farmer John Wright, who has been strangled in the middle of the night. The only suspect is his wife, the quiet and forlorn Minnie Wright.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to performance time. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. We cannot accommodate reservations. Latecomers cannot be admitted. This program is free and open to the public.
Additional parking for evening and weekend library programs on Thorndal Circle.