Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express Presented at the Indio Performing Arts Center
AGATHA CHRSITIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSAgatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express
Desert Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Murder full steam ahead, at the Indio Performing Arts Center November 8 – November 24, 2019.
Desert Theatreworks is honored to be one of the first theatres in California to present this brand-new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most popular tale by popular award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. 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, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. RATED PG
Background: Desert Theatreworks would like to continue the tradition by presenting yet another masterpiece by the incredible English detective novelist and playwright Agatha Christie, by bringing you Murder on the Orient Express. She has written some 75 novels, including 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. Christie is perhaps the world’s most famous mystery writer and is one of the best-selling novelists of all time. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is reportedly only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. In 1943 Christie adapted her bestselling novel And Then There Were None on stage for the first time. She later adapted The Mousetrap (1952), Witness for the Prosecution (1953), and Spider’s Web (1954), and became the only female playwright to have three plays running in the West End at the same time.
The English-language performance rights for Murder on the Orient Express in the U.S. were only recently acquired specifically for Ken Ludwig’s stage adaptation. The mystery masterpiece debuted at New Jersey’s McCarter Theater Center in 2017. Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than thirty countries in over twenty languages. His first Broadway play, Lend Me A Tenor, won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and is produced somewhere in the United States and abroad every night of the year
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