Murder on the Nile

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Michael Ackerman
Stage Manager: Sandy Scott

Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on the Lotus, a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters.

Among those present are Kay's uncle and guardian, Canon Pennefather; as well as Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill tempered old woman with her niece and companion; a rather direct and wise-cracking young man; Kay's maid; a German who nurses a grudge against Kay's father; the captain of the Lotus; the Steward and head waiter; and a couple of pesky peddlers trying to make a buck.

 

During the voyage, Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later, Kay is found shot in her bunk.

By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

CAST:

Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn - Janea Platt
Simon Mostyn - Trey Kalny
Canon Ambrose Pennefather - Mark Pirolo
Jacqueline de Severac - Heather Jaynes
Helen ffoliot-ffoulkes - Steffanie N. Vaughan
Christina Grant - Kady A. Tilley
William Smith - Devlin Burke
Louise - Gill Thornton
Dr. Bessner - Mickey Hyland
McNaught - Michael Burke
The Steward - Brian Pastrana
Beadsellers - Julia Holgado and Brie Rosier

 

Directions

Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(in the old sanctuary of
Marvin United Methodist Church)