~Written by Emily Zhu and submitted on behalf of the Bedford High School Performing Art’s Department
Bedford High School’s Performing Arts Department will present Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express from Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 12. Based on Agatha Christie’s original novel of the same name, the show follows the detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to discover the answer to the classic mystery: whodunnit? During a snowstorm on the famed Orient Express, a passenger is murdered, and Poirot must investigate all of the train’s remaining passengers—no, suspects—to discover which one of them is the culprit. The show follows the traditional murder mystery format of the 1930s and features a vibrant cast of suspects, each with their potential motivations to take revenge on the deceased. BHS’s production, directed by Katrina Faulstich, features an ensemble of about a dozen talented actors, all of whom bring suspicions, deceptions, and their own motivations to their roles.
The performances will take place in the BHS Auditorium at 7:00 PM on November 10, 11, and 12. The show runs for about two hours, and is appropriate for middle schoolers and up. Tickets can be purchased at https://bhschorusandtheater.weebly.com/tickets.html.
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express adapted by Ken Ludwig was originally staged by McCarter Theater Center, Princeton NJ. Emily Mann, Artistic Director, Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director. The Production subsequently transferred to Hartford Stage, Harford, CT. Darko Tresnjac, Artistic Director, Michael Stotts, Managing Director.