Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Brenden & Wynter Elwood

February 14, 2020–March 1, 2020

Valley Center Stage

All aboard the Orient Express! Book your passage and enjoy the thrilling and suspenseful ride aboard the legendary locomotive, complete with a cast of interesting and quirky characters, including the dapper, Hercule Poirot, a world-renowned and highly respected detective. As the train is stopped dead in its tracks by an avalanche, a passenger is discovered murdered and Poirot must work quickly to solve the crime before the murderer strikes again. With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it is the perfect mystery for Poirot to solve, n’est-ce pas? Murder on the Orient Express is a plot-twist masterpiece that has thrilled mystery lovers through television, radio, film and stage.

Directed by Wynter and Brenden Elwood. The Elwoods are bringing their directing and design talents back for another production. Previous directing credits for the Elwood’s include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol (2017, 2018), Night Must Fall, Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland/Who Stole the Queen of Hearts’ Tarts?, and Becky’s New Car.


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

"A love letter to the original material, with a swift moving script adaptation by Ken Ludwig. ... [E]verything you could want - broadly drawn characters, exotic settings, and a spectacular murder with no shortage of suspects." -- Broadway World

Tickets prices:

  • General: $18.00
  • Senior/Student: $14.00 (senior tickets are available to people ages 65 and older)
  • Pay-What-You-Will: Thursday performances only; $10.00 suggested minimum where every dollar helps us continue to provide quality productions.