Agatha Christi’s “Murder on the Orient Express” will be staged Sept. 1-10 at Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2, 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10.

The production is adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc., and directed by Beth Lambert.
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 eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. 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.

Content warning: This production contains gunshot sound effects and a depiction of suicide.

The cast includes Bart Shattuck, Erik Hyatt,Jordan Clatchey, Taylor Kruse, Randy Jones, Doree Austin, Hannah Weston, Meg Dearborn, Michelle Schmitt, Jonas Maines and Gary Cummings.

Tickets cost $24-$26.

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