Next Stop for Murder on the Orient Express Will Be Hartford Stage

Regional News   Next Stop for Murder on the Orient Express Will Be Hartford Stage
The Connecticut theatre has announced its 2017–18 season.
Murder_on_the_Orient_Express_Production_Photo_McCarter_Theatre_Center_2017_Allan Corduner as Hercule Poirot. Photo by T. Charles Erickson_HR.jpg
Allan Corduner T. Charles Erickson

Connecticut’s Hartford Stage has announced its 2017–18 season. Included in the lineup is the McCarter Theatre’s stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which will head to Hartford following its world premiere in New Jersey.

Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony nominee Ken Ludwig, Murder on the Orient Express is currently playing its world-premiere engagement at the McCarter starring Max von Essen, Allan Corduner, and Julie Halston. The production’s second stop will be Connecticut, with performances scheduled for spring 2018, though casting has yet to be announced.

Also included in the Hartford 2017–18 season is Sharon Washington’s autobiographical solo show, Feeding the Dragon, a co-production with Off-Broadway’s Primary Stages. The piece revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian.

Completing the season at Hartford: Sarah Gancher’s Seder, Douglas McGrath’s stage adaptation of The Age of Innocence, and Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act.

Scroll through photos of the McCarter production of Murder on the Orient Express below:

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