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opening march 4
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. Please note the date changes from the season brochure. Tickets go on sale February 9, 2021 for Season Subscribers and February 11, 2021 for the General Public. 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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Q: How long have you been involved in KCT?
A: I think it’s been 7 or 8 years.
Q: What has been your favorite production? Why?
A: Steele Magnolias for the role I had and Big Fish for the dancing.
Q: How did you meet your fiancée?
A: Through KCT! We were in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum together and he asked me out without me realizing it, but a couple years later I finally woke up and we started dating!
Q: What different positions have you been in for a production? Which is your favorite?
A: Actor, AD (Assistant Director), choreographer, costumer, stage manager, backstage help, and ushering! Acting and stage managing are my favorite.
Q: Why choose KCT?
A: The sense of community and the opportunity to meet different people! I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends through this theater.
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