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Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie
Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

San Diego Premiere of the Classic Whodunnit

March 18 – April 16, 2022
Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm
No performance Easter Sunday 4/17

Directed by Tyler Richards Hewes

SUBSCRIPTIONS

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New Subscriptions Available October 11

SINGLE TICKETS

Single Tickets Available November 22

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – before he or she decides to strike again. Everyone is a suspect in this celebrated mystery crime drama.

Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.

Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway, seven in London’s West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. His 28 plays and musicals have been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and are produced throughout the United States every night of the year.

Dame Agatha Christie, known as the best-selling novelist of all time, is recognized for her contributions to literature as well as to the theatre. Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections have sold over 2 billion copies and ranks third in the world of most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare and the Bible. In 1954, she became the first female playwright to have three plays running simultaneously in London’s West End. The Mousetrap is Christie’s longest running play, having first opened in November 1952 and still runs to this day in London’s West End.

“A love letter to the original material, with a swift moving script adaptation by Ken Ludwig. … [E]verything you could want – broadly drawn characters, exotic settings, and a spectacular murder with no shortage of suspects.” Broadway World

“The fast-moving, powerful theatrical locomotive Murder on the Orient Express will get you to a better place, and slay you merrily en route.” Hartford Courant

“Agatha Christie is not the bestselling novelist in history for nothing, and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation strikes the perfect balance of the cerebral and the comic. Get on board – it’s a great ride.” Houstonian Magazine

Creative Team:

Tyler Richards Hewes (director)


Bios will be here once the show is cast.

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Ticket Pricing:

SINGLE TICKETS: Thursday $24, Friday $27, Saturday $30, Sunday $27.

Active Military, Student & Senior Discounts. Great Group Rates.

Group discounts available for parties of 8 or more. (Pricing will automatically adjust when 8 or more Adult Tickets are purchased together. Group rates only apply to adult ticket pricing).

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