Murder On the Orient Express

Drama Department to present Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

The Bluestem Drama department will be presenting Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express adapted by Ken Ludwig at 7 p.m. on March 25 and 26, 2022. Admission will be $10 for adults, $5 for children and students. Reservations are not needed to attend the play.

At 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, before the play, they will also be serving an international dinner featuring dishes from each country represented in the play. Tickets for dinner are $10, and reservations and meal preferences are required in advance by Monday, March 21. Email or call 316-742-3281 ext. 2113 for reservations.

Dinner will include beef, fish and vegetarian options. The first soup course will include your choice of French onion soup (caramelized onions in a beef broth topped with gruyere cheese) or Russian borscht (beets and cabbage in a vegetarian broth). The main course will be your choice of Swedish meatballs (beef and pork), Belgian tilapia meuniere (fish), and Istanbul falafel on pita (vegetarian). The side dishes will be Hungarian langos (fried bread) and Scottish rumbledethumps (potatoes and turnips topped with cheese). The meal will conclude with your choice of French chocolate crepe cake and British pineapple upside down cake.

Murder on the Orient Express features the character Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian (or is he French?) detective. He boards the luxurious Orient Express in Istanbul. However, the first-class carriage is completely booked in the dead of winter, which is unheard of. An American business tycoon is found dead in his cabin with multiple stab wounds, and Poirot must investigate. The other travelers all have secrets, but when the train hits a snowdrift, there is no escape and those secrets are revealed.