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UCA presents Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”

Conway Institute of Music

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas theatre program kicks off its 2023-24 season with the classic “Murder on the Orient Express” at the James M. Bridges Black Box Theatre in the Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Performance dates are Nov. 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. The performance includes mature content, mild adult language, multiple gunshots as well as fog and haze.

UCA students, faculty and staff can receive free tickets at the door or at the Reynolds or Windgate Box Office. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office or Windgate Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling UCA Ticket Central by phone at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free at (866) 810-0012.

Based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie and adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, “Murder on the Orient Express” is a daring and suspenseful murder mystery about an eclectic cast of suspects aboard the extravagant Orient Express. Famous detective, Hercule Poirot, is forced to investigate and interview everyone on board after the murder of a man in his cabin.

Chris Fritzges, UCA associate professor and director, said, “This is a wonderful adaptation of the classic story by Agatha Christie that not only has suspense, but a little humor. The visual elements, as well as the performances, will transport you back to the 1930s to experience one of Christie’s most well-known mysteries.”

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