Lost in Translation

Agatha Christie's Indians take the stage

Somewhere along the line, someone decided that many of Agatha Christie's British novel titles were "inappropriate" for American audiences. Thus, for example, 4.50 From Paddington became What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!, Lord Edgware Dies became Thirteen at Dinner and Murder in the Mews became Dead Man's Mirror. And though it may not have caused racial outcry when it was first published in 1939, Christie's novel and play Ten Little Niggers were published under the titles And Then There Were None and Ten Little Indians in America. While some publishers have reverted to using the British titles, we can't imagine that the n-word would fill community theater seats today. So, fortunately for them, ICT Mainstage presents Ten Little Indians at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., beginning May 26 at 8 p.m. Call 972-252-2787.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Thu., June 8, 8 p.m. Starts: May 26. Continues through June 4
 
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