The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport—adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig and our KCT actors will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!
Kearney Community Theatre presents Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Judy Rozema, Thursday March 4, 2021 through Sunday March 14, 2021. Ticket pricing is $16-$20.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was an English writer most known for her numerous detective novels. In 1930, Agatha Christie rode the Orient Express to Istanbul and was inspired to write Murder on the Orient Express. Ken Ludwig is an American playwright and director from Pennsylvania. He adapted the Agatha Christie novel into a stage play by special request, which premiered on March 14, 2017. Four years later, it has made its way to the Kearney Community Theatre stage.
Murder on the Orient Express is sponsored by Tye & Rowling, PC, LLO. The show is suitable for mature audiences. Please be advised there are strobes and flashing lights, sudden loud noises, and theatrical violence during the performance. Due to COVID mandates, masks are required to be worn during the entirety of the performance.
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“The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times
Auditions for Noises Off will be held March 15 & 16 from 7-9 PM at KCT.
There are roles for 4 females and 5 males, ages 21 and up.
This production is directed by David Rozema, and sponsored by Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic.
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