(clockwise from upper left) Mandy Petry as Agatha Christie, Beach Vickers (director), Tory Casey as Marlene Dietrich, Rob James as Christie’s second husband Max Mallowan and Stuart Frazier as Hercule Poirot rehearsing via Zoom.

You have two chances this weekend to see Murder By The Book. This is the East Coast premiere, streaming online of a one-hour biographical play about famed British murder mystery writer, Agatha Christie.

This original work is written and directed by Montgomery, WV, native and resident Beach Vickers and is a production of The Shakespeare Studio of Montgomery, WV.

Featuring a cast made up of Kanawha Valley talents: Tori Casey as Marlene Dietrich & others; Stuart Frazier as Hercule Poirot and others; Rob James as Christie’s second husband Sir Max Mallowan and others; and starring Mandy Petry as Dame Christie.

This streaming production is free of charge and you can watch it live on YouTube Saturday, December 5, at 7:55 PM at THIS LINK, or Sunday, December 6 at 4:55 PM on YouTube at THIS LINK.

You can also watch it via Zoom, which I must confess is something about which I have not a clue as to how such a thing works. If you do, try THIS LINK Saturday, with the following info: Meeting ID: 876 5260 6911 –Passcode: 863504. And Sunday at THIS LINK with this info: Meeting ID: 837 3860 6490 –Passcode: 611799.

One of the mysteries not addressed in this play is how your PopCulteer has managed to make it this far into the pandemic without having had to participate in any kind of webchat or Zoom meeting.

While this production is aimed at mature theater lovers, nothing in it is inappropriate for children. It is very cool to see our local theatre troupes keeping theatre alive through streaming during this pandemic.