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Agatha Christie's

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie's

Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Risa Brainin

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About the Show

Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in Agatha Christie’s thrilling murder mystery. Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express that’s traveling from Istanbul to Western Europe. But after the train unexpectedly stops in the isolated, snow-swept mountains, only nine of them are still alive. A man has been murdered in his room overnight, and suddenly every passenger becomes a suspect. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer lurking in their midst who just may strike again. This masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer promises a suspenseful evening of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Engaging, entertaining, and keeps the audience enthralled from beginning to end.” — Broadway World
“Twists and turns aplenty.” — The Hartford Courant


Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).

Running Time

The show runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.


Due to construction, performances will take place at Aronoff Center for the Arts in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202



For information on parking and to plan your evening, visit the Aronoff Center’s website.


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Agatha Christie's Masterpiece

Risa Brainin reveals behind-the-scenes peeks at directing Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

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All Aboard!

Audiences for the Playhouse’s Murder on the Orient Express will have no trouble understanding why this fastidious detective continues to captivate Christie’s readers.

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Andrew May

Hercule Poirot

Katie Bradley

Countess Andrenyi

China Brickey

Mary Debenham

Harry Davis

Hector MacQueen

Dale Hodges

Princess Dragomiroff

Rob Johansen

Head Waiter/Michel the Conductor/Fight Director

Jennifer Joplin

Helen Hubbard

Lenne Klingaman

Greta Ohlsson

Taha Mandviwala

Monsieur Bouc

Nick Vannoy

Colonel Arbuthnot/Samuel Ratchett

Liz Comstock


Aaron Schilling


Ken Ludwig


Risa Brainin


Robert Koharchik

Set Designer

Devon Painter

Costume Designer

Michael Klaers

Lighting Designer

Michael Keck


Andrea L. Shell

Stage Manager

Brooke Redler

Second Stage Manager

Brandon T. Holmes

Assistant Stage Manager



Photo of Andrew May as Hercule Poirot in the Indiana Repertory Theatre 2020 production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Zach Rosing.
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