Inspector Colquhoun......................Eric Fletcher 

Det. Sergeant Penny...........Austin Blake Sasser

Lucy Angkatell........................Sue-Ellen Mandell

Henrietta Angakatell.........Andrea Woodbridge

Midge..........................................Lexie Showalter

John Cristow..............................Dustin Schlairet

Sir Henry Angkatell......................Armand Eisen

Edward.........................................Joseph Meisner

Gudgeon.............................Christopher Michael

Veronica Craye.........................Syndey Borchers

Doris...................................Patricia M. Lawrence

Gerda Cristow...................................Brenda Bell

Director......................................Andrew Winans

Artistic Director................................Brenda Bell

Stage Manager........................Nicholas Thomas

Assist. Stage Manager..................Kelley Alogna 

Composer..................................Michael Sgouros

Costumes.................................Courtney Hansen

Production Manager.....................Emma Ruopp

Lighting Designer............................Jessica Choi

Dramaturg/Asst. Director...............Ryan Henry

Dialect Coach................................Kacie Craven

Eric Fletcher (Inspector Colquhoun)

Eric's Off-Broadway credits include Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein), Hollow (Henry and Van Ripper), Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom), Beauty and the Beast (Papa), The Little Mermaid (Fish Witch), Cinderella (Madame), Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts), The Selfish Giant (Giant) and Treasure Island (Ben Gunn). Eric earned a BFA in theatre per-formance form Virginia Commonwealth University. He can also be seen around New York as his drag persona Sparkle Monster. Thanks to friends, family and Michael Capecci.

Austin Blake Sasser (Detective Sergeant Penny)

Austin Blake Sasser is currently an NYC based actor. Some credits include: Titus Andronicus, Pass Over, Polaroid Stories, As You Like It, and Ragtime! He made the big move to NYC in 2021 for attendance at The Atlantic Acting School’s full time conservatory which he graduated from this past fall. He would like to thank all his loved ones for helping him get to this point. He is very happy to get the privilege of performing for you all, and hope you enjoy the show! And with that being said….IIITTSS SHOWTIIIIIME!!!!

Sue-Ellen Mandell (Lucy Angkatell)

Sue-Ellen Mandell's Off-off Broadway and Off Broadway roles include: Blanche: Streetcar Named Desire, Martha: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Ouisa: Six Degrees of Separation, Escalus Measure for Measure. Television: Celebrity Ghost Stories, Investigation Discovery and commercials. She worked at Comedy Central as the Purrlesque lady and as Hilary Clinton. She was nominated Best Actress, Fall 2022 at New York Theater Festival. The Hollow her 16th production at The Players Theatre. When not acting, she enjoys teasing her granddaughters and sailing with her “boatman”, Jack! [email protected]

Andrea Woodbridge (Henrietta Angkatell)

Andrea is thrilled to be back onstage at the Players Theatre for another Agatha Christie! Past credits include: An Unwanted Menage a Trois (Charlotte), A Christmas Carol the Musical (Ghost of Christmas Past/Franny), The Stranger (Enid), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena, Titania). She would like to thank Steve and Sierra for all their love and support, and Brenda Bell for her amazing friendship. @andrea_m_woodbridge;

Lexie Showalter (Midge)

Lexie Showalter (Midge) is thrilled to return to The Players Theater for The Hollow! Recent theater credits include Mrs Cratchit/Belle in A Christmas Carol (Players Theater), Libby in I’m Trying to Understand You But. . . (Japan Society), Doris in The Stranger (Players Theater) Hero/Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (SITW), Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream (Players Theater) and Barb in Hope and Gravity (Circle Theater). She’s also a proud cast member and writer of a bimonthly live sketch show Our Bar in NYC. BFA MT from TCU. For Mom.

Dustin Schlairet (John Cristow)

Dustin has been a part of a handful of productions at The Players Theatre but always loves to be a part of the ones that are filled with MURDER. When he’s not seen dying or killing on this stage he can be found flouncing around town doing burlesque or clown under the name Lucy Goosey. Besitos to his family at home. Love you weirdos

Armand Eisen (Sir Henry Angkatell)

Armand has acted in a few dozen plays in New York and especially love playing Shakespeare, although good modern plays can also be great fun. His favorite roles have been the Chorus in Henry V, Prospero in the Tempest, and Sir Lawrence Wargrave in And Then There Were None.

Joseph Meisner (Edward Angkatell)

Joseph Meisner is an actor and writer originally from Sarasota, FL. He recently graduated from the University of Florida, and this is his Off-Broadway debut in New York City. Previous theatrical credits include Rhinoceros (Jean), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Guildenstern), and Dog Act (Coke). And no, he does not know if he's related to Sanford Meisner or not, but he really hopes he is!

Christopher Michael (Gudgeon)

Christopher Michael (Gudgeon): Off Broadway debut! Regional: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Jean-Michel, Sierra Repertory Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Tobias Ragg, Rubber City Theatre), Next to Normal (Gulf Coast Symphony), Mamma Mia (Little Theatre on the Square), among others. Based in the heart of Brooklyn, Christopher is a versatile musical theatre performer, proud arts educator and award winning choreographer. BA Theatre, BA Arts & Humanities from Michigan State. Represented by FireStarter Entertainment & Jen Cloer. Love to Kevin. IG: @christopherxmichael For more:

Sydney Borchers (Veronica Craye)

Sydney Borchers is beyond thrilled to be making her off-Broadway debut with this amazing cast and crew. She grew up reading the great works of Agatha Christie and is so excited to turn viewers into lovers of murder mystery stories. Sydney cannot wait to bring this story to life! She sends her love to her friends, family, her Heavenly Father, the amazingly talented Andrew Winnans and her bestest friend, Kylie. Psalm 34:1

Patricia Lawrence (Doris)

Patricia M. Lawrence (Doris) recently played the Dowager Empress in the regional premiere of "Anastasia" at White Plains Performing Arts Center. NYC and Regional: World premiere of the new musical "The Picher Project" at Dixon Place; Swing for the new Ahrens and Flaherty musical "Knoxville"; Roz in "Mike & Mindy’s Wild Weekend Jam"; serial killer Amelia Dyer in "Blood On My Mother’s Apron"; and Ensemble/Norma Understudy in "Sunset Boulevard." TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Blacklist.”

Brenda Bell (Gerda Angkatell, Artistic Director)

Brenda founded Literally Alive Theatre in 1999 and Be Bold! Productions in 2009. She has written the book and lyrics for each pro-duction, including 12 with composer Michael Sgouros. Her adaptations of A Christmas Carol and original musical Tico Tales were featured in Costa Rica at Teatro Jaco. Rumor has it that she wrote, produced and directed her first show at age six when the summer proved to be too boring. Her first love has always been dance and Bell is committed to increasing the role of dance in Off-Broadway musicals. As the owner of the Showboat Theatre, she wrote and produced shows for theatre legends including Mickey Rooney, Jamie Farr, Van Johnson, Mimi Hines and Frank Gorshin. Her writing credits also include Reading Is Cool for Reading is Fundamental and Chasing Phantom, a travelogue that traced the novel of Phantom of the Opera through Paris. She would like to thank this talented cast and creative team for bringing the Dickens classic to life and The Players Theatre for providing the perfect home for her whimsy and always encouraging her to be bold! Special thanks to Michael Sgouros for his unending support and trust.

Andrew Winans (Director)
Andrew is honored with multiple Perry, New York Theatre Festival, Theatre Maker and BroadwayWorld Awards and nominations. Off-Broadway: Do Re Mi (revival), Agatha Christie’s The Hollow (Players), Mike & Mindy’s Wild Weekend Jam (Players), Company of Man (AMT). He recently helmed off-Broadway bound Maddie, nominated for 7 NYTF Awards, including Best Direction and Best Choreography. International: Norwegian Creative Studios, Hersheypark, RWS Global. A Chorus Line: City Center, China Premier, International Tours, Public Theatre, Apollo Theatre galas. BFA: The Boston Conservatory. Proud faculty at Steps on Broadway. Love and gratitude to this special team and husband Danny. @andrewwwinans

Nicholas Thomas (Stage Manager)

Nick is an actor, writer, and director from Melbourne, Australia. He works on theatre, film and T.V. and is thrilled to be part of this production.

Kelley Alogna (Assistant Stage Manager)

Kelley  is a Connecticut based Stage Manager who commutes daily to pursue theatre in NYC. Off-Broadway credits include: Little Mermaid, Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, Sleep Hollow, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.

Michael Sgouros (Composer)

Michael has served as music director and composer for the Off-Broadway shows Percussion People, The Selfish Giant, Treasure Island, Stone Soup, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Phantom of the Opera (Sgouros and Bell), The Little Mermaid, Alice In Wonderland, Tico Tales, Sleepy Hollow, Beauty and the Beast and Frankenstein the musical.   A native New Yorker, Michael has enjoyed performing as drummer/percussionist in a variety of musical settings which have included the American Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Ethos Percussion Group, Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Broadway productions of The Secret Garden, Falsettos, The Goodbye Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera. He has toured nationally with A Chorus Line and has traveled to Singapore and Costa Rica with the touring productions of Anything Goes and Tico Tales. Mr. Sgouros has worked professionally with Eartha Kitt, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Rupert, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Danny Aiello, Michael Kamen, Alison Janney, Laura Linney and Richard Thomas. He has also collaborated with notable percussionists Glen Velez, Stefan Harris, Michael Markus, Danny Druckman and Samir Chatterjee.

Courtney Hansen (Costumes)

Courtney has been part of the Players Theatre, Literally Alive, & Be Bold! teams for over a decade. Love to Alex, the niblings, family, & friends.

Emma Ruopp (Production Manager)

NYC: Picnic; Asleep at the Wheel (Brooklyn College), The Misanthrope; A Doll’s House (BMCC), Dadabomb (Giants Are Small), I Am Not I, Colorblind’d (FringeNYC), The Gulf (Samuel French OOB). She is a Production Supervisor for Literally Alive and Be Bold! Productions at the Players Theatre.

Jessica Choi (Lighting Designer)

Jess is the Lighting Designer for Agatha Christie: The Hollow at Players Theatre. Past shows include: Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, The Stranger, The Mystery of Mosaic Bridge, The Little Mermaid, Frankenstein, And Then There Were None, Somewhere I Can Scream, Murder on the Links, Sleepy Hollow, Christmas Carol, and Beauty and the Beast at Players Theatre. She studied and graduated in Entertainment Technology at NYC College of Technology. In addition to her design work, she is a freelancer in the positions of a technician, assistant/associate lighting designer, light board programmer/operator working in the field of theater and fashion.

Ryan Henry (Dramaturg/Assistant Director)

Ryan is a director, dramaturg, and theatre-maker based in NYC and New Jersey. She holds Master's degree in Theatre and a Bachelor's in Communication from Villanova University. Currently, she works at Irish Arts Center as their spring programming intern. Select directing credits include Delivery Boy (Kitchen Sink Theatre Company) Descent (Villanova Theatre), Taking Note (Villanova TV) Select dramaturgical credits include MADDIE: A New Musical (NYC Premiere) and Chrysalis (Villanova Theatre). Club. Her artistic philosophy intertwines an athletic approach to analysis and research all while incorporating elements of play and wonder.

Kacie Craven (Dialect Coach)

Kacie is thrilled to be making her dialect coaching off Broadway debut! She currently runs a virtual dialect coaching studio with students from all over the world, and is also an associate coach under the amazing Paula Vanlandingham. In addition to coaching she is an accomplished actor with a national tour and many regional theater credits under her belt. You can find her being silly on TikTok and Instagram reels @kaciecraven. This one is for Carole.

Agatha Christie (Playwright)

Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and, in many languages, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 66 crime novels, 150 short stories, over 20 plays, and six novels written under the name Mary Westmacott. Her work includes Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and the genre-defining And Then There Were None.

Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was written towards the end of the First World War, in which she served in the VAD. In it she created Hercule Poirot, the little Belgian detective who was destined to become the most popular detective in crime fiction since Sherlock Holmes. It was published by Bodley Head in 1920.

In 1926, after averaging a book a year, Agatha Christie wrote her first masterpiece. The  Murder of Roger Ackroyd was the first of her books to be published by Collins and marked the beginning of an author-publisher relationship that lasted for 50 years and well over 70 books. Ackroyd was also the first of Agatha Christie’s books to be dramatized – under the title Alibi – and to have a successful run in London’s West End.

By 1930, Agatha had introduced a new character to act as detective. When she created Miss Marple, Agatha did not expect her to become Poirot’s rival, but with The Murder at the Vicarage, Miss Marple’s first full-length outing, it appeared she had produced another popular and enduring character.

The Mousetrap, her most successful play of all, opened in 1952 and is the longest-running play in history.

Agatha Christie was made a dame in 1971. She died in 1976.

Agatha Christie Limited (ACL) has been managing the literary and media rights to Agatha Christie's works around the world since 1955, working with the best talents in film, television, publishing, stage and on digital platforms to ensure that Christie’s work continues to reach new audiences in innovative ways and to the highest standard. The company is managed by Christie’s great grandson James Prichard.

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