Thursday, March 1, 2012

Styles: Akron Public Library - Nordonia Hills Branch

Big boys tie their own bow-ties.

Nordonia is a great stop on our tour. They have one of our most dedicated audiences, and a delightful, helpful staff, but they always provide cookies and coffee after the performances! Thank you, Nordonia!

It is perhaps the most small site we visit. Not as narrow as Workshop Players (we could get the whole set in) but it is a small community room, that traditionally seats about fifty at maximum. Tonight we packed the place with 70 chairs, which included folks peering around corners from the kitchenette, and unfortunately we had to turn some unhappy patrons away. I hope they can join us at Akron Main Library this Sunday.

Big news today; Acorn Media Group has acquired a controlling share of the ownership of most of the Agatha Christie library, which includes novels, short stories, plays and many of the films and television programs managed by Christie's descendants.

However, that would not include The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which is in the public domain in the United States. However, a recent Supreme Court decision opens the door for Acorn or the Christie estate to reclaim copyright on this first novel, which seems very likely as the work is copyrighted in most of the rest of the world and the argument for this decision is based in good part of recognizing foreign agreements. So use of my own adaptation may soon be limited.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
One-Minute Set-Up
Nordonia Hills Branch - Akron Public Library

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