The McCarter Theatre Production of
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
February 15 – March 25
Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Emily Mann
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, including one intermission
Recommended Ages: 12+
Eight Suspects, One Thrilling Ride
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 multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!
Adapted for the stage by
Based on the novel by
William Ivey Long
Darron L. West
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Telsey + Company / William Cantler, CSA & Karyn Casl, CSA
Leigh Ann Larkin
Jordyn Schmidt/Meghan Pratt (U/S)
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February 27, 28 & March 6
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
Edward Gorey: Theater & Dance Enthusiast
Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5pm | Public Reception & Exhibition Viewing
6pm | Onstage Conversation
Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage artistic director Darko Tresnjak, dance critic Robert Greskovic, and "Gorey's Worlds" curator Erin Monroe take the stage for a conversation about Edward Gorey’s passion for the arts. Free admission!
Held in conjunction with the special exhibition "Gorey's Worlds" opening February 10.
Pride & Plays
February 21, 6:00pm
FREE pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies.
For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.
Sunday, February 25 | Matinee
Come and join Hartford Stage for some shopping and a show! Local vendors will showcase unique items for purchase in our lobby. Doors will open before the show at 12:30 PM. Booths will be open during intermission and after the show.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee
Author Jane K. Cleland
Jane K. Cleland writes the multiple award-winning and IMBA bestselling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, which has been reviewed as an “Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans.” Cleland also writes about the craft of writing, including articles for Writer’s Digest Magazine and the bestselling, Agatha Award-winning how-to book, Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot. Her next how-to book, also for Writer’s Digest Books, is called Mastering Plot Twists. Cleland chairs the Black Orchid Novella Award, one of the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards, granted in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. She is a past chapter president of the Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter and served on the national board. Cleland is the host of the Writer’s Room, a series of interviews with today’s bestselling crime fiction authors, that appear on cable television and online. She speaks frequently at writing conferences, association meetings, and universities. Cleland has both an MFA (in professional and creative writing) and an MBA (in marketing and management). She is a member of the fulltime faculty at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, where she is also the director of the Program for Professional Communications. She also mentors MFA students in Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative & Professional Writing program. www.janecleland.com.
Immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE.
Open Captioned Performances
March 4, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
March 10, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
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