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Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Sanford Robbins
Thompson Theatre

Snow-whipped mountains, a stranded train, an opulent dining car full of elegant passengers, and one very dead fellow traveler launch famous detective Hercule Poirot into what may be his most challenging case yet.  When everyone’s a suspect, but each has a perfect alibi – who can you trust? Can Poirot find the culprit before the murderer strikes again? A riveting whodunit from the pen of one of the world’s best-selling authors, Agatha Christie.​

Murder on  the Orient Express runs approximately two hours and five minutes, including one intermission.

"a dazzling, satisfying evening of suspense, train travel, and murder..[Director Sanford] "Robbins' splendid production has already been extended, and with good cause. It’s a stunner."  Check out the wonderful review from the Broad Street Review here​!

Thur. ​Nov. 7
​7:30 pm ​Preview
​Fri. ​Nov. 8
​7:30 pm ​Preview
​Sat. ​Nov. 9
​7:30 pm ​Opening
​Sun. ​Nov. 10 ​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​Nov. 14 ​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Fri. ​Nov. 15 ​7:30 pm
​Sat. ​Nov. 16
​2:00 pm
​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
​Sat. ​Nov. 16 ​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​Nov. 17 ​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​Nov. 21
​7:30 pm
​Nov. 22
​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Sat. ​Nov. 23
​2:00 pm
​Sat ​Nov. 23
​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​Nov. 24
​2:00 pm
​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
​​Fri. ​Dec. 6
​7:30 pm Prologue @ 1:15 pm​​
​Sat. Dec.​ 7 ​2:00 pm
​Sun. ​Dec. 8 ​2:00 pm

The dining room of the Tokatlian Hotel.  Lee E. Ernst as Hercule Poirot.

The Istanbul train station.

Design Team:
Scenic Design by Linda Buchanan; Costume Design by Fabio Toblini; Lighting Design by M.L. Geiger; Original Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Jones; Projection Design by Clint Allen. 
REP productions are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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Monday - Friday, noon to 5:00 PM
and one hour before curtain on performance days.​​

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Lee E. Ernst as Hercule Poirot.

Kathleen Pirkl Tague as Helen Hubbard and Ren
é Thornton, Jr. as Michel.

Elizabeth Heflin as Princess Dragomiroff.