The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Austin Playhouse

May. 21 - Jun. 05, 2021

Summer 1916. Poirot is residing in the English countryside as a refugee of World War I. His friend, Arthur Hastings, is recuperating from a war wound at nearby Styles Court. When a murder is committed at Styles, Arthur enlists Poirot to help solve the crime.



Ben Wolf as Hercule Poirot (photo by AP)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Christie’s first published novel and introduced the world to one of her most beloved characters, Belgian Inspector Hercule Poirot. Employing a hybrid approach to theatrical filming in the pandemic, actors will be filmed remotely. To enhance the experience early purchasers will have the option to add an interactive “additional clue package.”



The cast is led by Ben Wolfe as Hercule Poirot and Scott Shipman as Arthur Hastings. They're joined by an incredible group of Austin actors including Ben Bazán as Alfred Inglethorp, Tim Blackwood as Dr. Bauerstein, Robert Deike as Inspector Summerhaye, Joseph Garlock as Lawrence Cavendish, Babs George as Emily Inglethorp, Claire Grasso as Mrs. Raikes, Sarah Chong Harmer as Cynthia Murdoch, Huck Huckaby as Mr. Wells, Toby Minor as John Cavendish, Marc Pouhé as Sir Ernest Heavywether, Scott Shipman as Arthur Hastings, Lara Toner Haddockas Mary Cavendish, Sarah Fleming Walker as Evelyn Howard, Ken Webster as Inspector Jimmy Japp, Cyndi Williams as Dorcas, and Ben Wolfe as Hercule Poirot.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is adapted and directed by Lara Toner Haddock with costumes designed by Buffy Manners and Diana Huckaby, sound design by Robert S. Fisher, cinematography by Eric Graham, and stage management by Bernadette Nason.

Order your tickets today and you'll receive our virtual clue package leading up to opening on May 21st!

Early Bird pricing through May 19! Pick your price starts at just $15 per screen! Scheduled screenings include live cast q&a's and early ticket buyers will start receiving our exclusive clue package today!

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the final production in our all-virtual Ghostlight Season. Ghostlight subs, please email to reserve your performance.

about Austin Playhouse:

Austin Playhouse is a professional theatre in its 21st season. Under the leadership of Co-Producing Artistic Directors Don Toner and Lara Toner Haddock, Austin Playhouse has grown from a three-play season on the campus of Concordia University, to a year-round operation producing an average of six mainstage plays, theatre for youth productions, and a new play festival. Austin Playhouse is currently performing at the Austin Community College Highland campus. In April 2018, Austin Playhouse purchased 2.8 acres of land along the 183-frontage road with plans to build a two-venue performance facility. In March 2020, Austin Playhouse pivoted to online-only content and is currently producing an all-virtual "Ghostlight Season."

Austin Playhouse is dedicated to providing opportunities for Austin artists and audiences to celebrate the human experience. Austin Playhouse will nourish your mind, delight your spirit, and enrich your life through professional productions of classic, contemporary, and musical plays. More information at



The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Agatha Christie, adapted by Lara Toner Haddock
Austin Playhouse

May 21 - June 05, 2021
via internet
Everywhere, TX, 78700


The cast is led by Ben Wolfe as Poirot and Scott Shipman as Hastings, with Toby Minor as John Cavendish, Lara Toner Haddock as Mary Cavendish, Sarah Chong Harmer as Cynthia Murdoch, Sarah Fleming Walker as Evelyn Howard, and Ben Bazán as Alfred Inglethorp. Tim Blackwood is Dr. Bauerstein; Robert Deike is Inspector Summerhaye; Joseph Garlock as Lawrence Cavendish; Babs George, Emily Inglethorp; Claire Grasso, Mrs. Raikes; Huck Huckaby, Mr. Wells; Marc Pouhé, Sir Ernest Heavywether; Ken Webster as Inspector Jimmy Japp; and Cyndi Williams as Dorcas.


Directed and adapted by Lara Toner Haddock. Lara previously adapted and directed E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View for production in Austin Playhouse’s 2011-2012 Season. Costumes by Buffy Manners and Diana Huckaby.


The production team also includes Eric Graham as Videographer; Robert S. Fisher as Sound Designer, Mike Toner as Interior Scenic Designer, Sarah Chong Harmer as Production Assistant, and Bernadette Nason as Stage Manager. 


This production will be available for online viewing with live Q&As after each performance. Captioning will also be offered.

A radio play “podcast” version of this virtual production will be available in June 2021.

Friday, May 21, 2021 – Saturday, June 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Production| Live Q&A after performances

Tickets on Sale March 19, 2021 | Start at $15 with Pick-Your-Price per viewing screen

Tickets: Pick-Your-Price tickets start at $15 for Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles adapted by Lara Toner Haddock. Only one ticket is needed per household/viewing screen. Viewers will receive a private link via email 24 hours before the performance livestreams. The virtual lobby opens five minutes before the performance. Tickets on Sale March 19. 

Early bird ticket buyers will have the option to add an interactive “additional clue package.”