Karachi, 02nd March, 2012: With an aim to revive the lost charm of theatre culture in Karachi, St. Patrick’s Thespians Society puts together yet another stage play based on Agatha Christie’s famous mystery novel ‘Ten Little Indians’. The play will be performed at Pak-American Cultural Center (PACC) on 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2012. Directed by Rafeh Mahmud, ex-student of St.Patrick’s School and Chairman Clockwork Productions, the play promises to be gripping and captivating.
Speaking about the play, Rafeh Mahmud said, “My team and I are very excited to bring a classic Agatha Christie play to theatre in Karachi. The entire cast and crew have put their heart and soul into the preparation of ‘Ten Little Indians’ stage performance and we are expecting a great audience turn-out considering how they just loved our previous performances. We hope to meet the same standards of performance par excellence in this play that has become synonymous with Clockwork Productions due to our previous stage plays.
The story of the play revolves around ten strangers who have been invited to an Indian Island off the coast of Devon, England by a mysterious man, Mr. UN Owen. There is suddenly a voice out a list of accusations against them – each one of them is accused of murder, and they have been brought to the Island to pay for their crimes. They are murdered one-by-one, each death paralleling a verse of the re-edited, sadistic nursery rhyme. They realize there is no way off the island, but is anyone else on it? The strong plot of the play is bound to keep the audience engrossed until curtains fall.
The men behind Clock Work Productions, Rafeh Mahmud and Ali Aasim are committed to promote performing arts in Pakistan and provide an influential platform to aspiring actors, script writers and directors to prove their mettle in stage play. Having brought a number of English Classics to stage with flair of perfection, Clockwork has marked its niche in delivering nothing short of excellence through every act that it puts together. Clockwork has embarked on a journey to promote good theatre for almost two years and has to its credit a number of well-received plays like Marturia, Agath Christie’s: ‘And Then There Were None’, and Kolachi to name a few.