Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents 'The Unexpected Guest' at CCBC Essex, July 20–August 4

Jul 16, 2019 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md. – Just when the mystery of a murder seems to be solved, The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie adds uncertainty to who done it and keeps you guessing wrongly until the very end. Performed at CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, in the Cabaret Theatre. CCBC Essex is located at 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, Md. 21237.

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Performance schedule
  • July 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m.
  • July 21, 28 at 3 p.m.
  • August 2, 3 at 8 p.m.
  • August 4 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors (60+). Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office at 443.840.ARTS (2787) or online at A group rate of $13 per ticket is available for parties of 20 or more.

The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the cast, directed by Linda Chambers, at CCBC Performing Arts blog. For more information, visit


About the Community College of Baltimore County (

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 63,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation’s top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2018.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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