Why See Murder on the Orient Express?
The Greatest Whodunnit Of All
Since its publication 1934, Agatha Christie's iconic locomotive whodunnit Murder On The Orient Express has thrilled and chilled readers and audiences with subsequent stage/screen adaptations over the decades, including a recent Hollywood blockbuster starring Kenneth Branaugh and Johnny Depp. The elegant tale of murder and mystery is given a humorous twist when it returns during Ken Ludwig's brand new comedy adaptation, kicking off Meadow Brook Theater's 2019/20 season in style.
Having just solved a mystery theft in Jerusalem, Christie mainstay Hercule Poirot, the moustachioed Belgium detective who remains English writer's most famous character creation, decides a small vacation is in order. Crime never takes a holiday however, and his best laid plans are interrupted by a last minute trip to Calais on the opulent Orient Express. Things take a gruesome turn when a body is discovered and an avalanche stops the train in its tracks. Amongst the colorful cast of first-class travellers, a murderer lurks in plain sight...
Previews from: 2 October 2019
Performance date: 2 October 2019
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