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Agatha Christie's
Murder on the Orient Express

Woodstock Playhouse Productions Presents

Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig

July 26, 27, 28 of 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 2:00pm


Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express

Adapted by Ken Ludwig


Join us for outstanding performances during this 2024 Woodstock Playhouse Theatre Festival Season as we celebrate the 86th season of the Woodstock Playhouse; originally established in 1938 by Robert Elwyn, a Woodstock Resident, Broadway/Film professional director/actor and member of one of Woodstock's oldest families.


Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express adapted by Ken Ludwig was originally staged by McCarter Theater Center, Princeton in 2017; NJ Emily Mann, Artistic Director, Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director. The production subsequently transferred to Hartford Stage, Harford, CT Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, Michael Stotts, Managing Director.

Performances of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express' have been lauded as:

  • “A love letter to the original material, with a swift moving script adaptation by Ken Ludwig... Everything you could want – broadly drawn characters, exotic settings, and a spectacular murder with no shortage of suspects.” – BroadwayWorld

  • “Agatha Christie is not the bestselling novelist in history for nothing, and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation strikes the perfect balance of the cerebral and the comic. Get on board – it’s a great ride.” – Houstonian Magazine

This performance is brought to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2024, a regional company of rising-professional performers widely acclaimed for some of the finest performances in our NY & Tri-State region.

Director/Choreographer: Randy Conti

Resident Music Director: Robert J. Tomasulo

Resident Lighting Designer: Michael Gugliotti, Jr.

Resident Sound Designer: Steve Maffia

Resident Costume Designer: Diane Stein


Length of Performance: 2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission 



•$60 for Golden Tier Seating, Rows A - F

•$55 for Blue Tier Seating, Rows G - N

•$50 for Green Tier Seating, Rows P - Q


Each ticket price already includes a $5 handling/convenience charge; All seating is Reserved Seating, and all sales are final; no refunds nor exchanges.



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“Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express”
is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
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