Emily Mann on Murder on the Orient Express

  Emily Mann

Welcome to Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. It is a great honor to be entrusted by the Christie Estate with the world premiere theatrical adaptation of what is often considered the jewel in the Christie crown.

Murder on the Orient Express has all of the elements of a great murder mystery—a confined space, clues at every turn, and a collection of potential suspects from all across the world. Ken weaves his signature comic sensibility into this highly theatrical adaptation, inspiring our extraordinary cast and Tony Award-winning designers William Ivey Long, Beowulf Boritt, Ken Billington, and Darron L West. Every member of this exceptional company has contributed to the intricate fabric of Christie’s masterful mystery.

While some of you may be familiar with Christie’s original story, I am certain that all of you will enjoy experiencing it come to life before your eyes. Even if you know the end, you will be on the edge of your seats, trying to connect the dots to solve the mystery, right along with Poirot himself.

I invite you to return for the final production in our 2016-2017 season, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage. It is a tender, moving story about an African-American seamstress in 1905 Manhattan, directed by Jade King Carroll, whom I am pleased to welcome back to McCarter after her powerful production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson last season. More information about Intimate Apparel can be found online. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling our Ticket Office (609.258.2787).

Thank you for joining us, and, as always, I welcome your responses at emann@mccarter.org.

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