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, 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. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamor, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.
“Strikes the perfect balance of the cerebral and the comic. Get on board – it’s a great ride.” – Houstonian Magazine
Due to the City of Palo Alto’s seat replacement and ADA section renovations at the Lucie Stern Theater beginning May 2024, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS will be performed at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Masks are optional in the theater building. Since public health guidance can change, we encourage you to check our regularly updated health and safety protocols at paplayers.org/health-and-safety prior to each performance date. All performances and protocols are subject to change.
Special events taking place during the run of this show include:
Preview Night: Pick-Your-Price
Friday, June 14
Pick-Your-Price Night makes theatre affordable for all. Choose from three ticket price suggestions.
Saturday, June 15
Enjoy a post-show champagne/sparkling cider toast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.
Post-Show Cast Talkback
Sunday, June 23
Enrich your experience at our Talkback series with the director and the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.