Maybe you are a fan of classic murder mysteries, or perhaps you have never read an Agatha Christie mystery or seen one performed. Either way, if you are looking for an afternoon or evening of intrigue, you cannot go wrong with visiting the Alley Theatre and watching their production of Murder on the Orient Express.
Agatha Christie is the grand dame of mystery writing, and Murder on the Orient Express is considered her masterpiece. The plot twists have long kept readers and audiences guessing, whether the story is presented in writing, over the radio, on film, on TV, or on stage. This particular adaption was created by Playwright Ken Ludwig, who has kept faithful to Christie’s masterpiece, but tweaked it so that it is great for the stage.
Featuring Christie’s beloved detective Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express is a variant on the locked room mystery.
What this means is that a crime, in this case a murder, has occurred in a location where the suspects are limited to a group of people. The plot is driven by the interaction between the suspects, which is not only fast-paced, but also surprisingly funny. Get your ticket to ride the Orient Express through August 25th.