Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, March 12 & 13, 2018, 7-9pm
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Michael Ackerman
Stage Manager: TBD
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 Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and 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 young man; a German who nurses a grudge against Kay's father; and Kay's maid.
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 through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn - the, supposedly, richest girl in England
Simon Mostyn - her husband
Canon Ambrose Pennefather - her uncle
Jacqueline de Severac - her ex-best friend and Simon's ex-fiancée
Two Beadsellers - pesky peddlers trying to get a buck
Steward - the head waiter
Helen ffoliot-ffoulkes - a wealthy snob
Christina Grant - her niece
William Smith - a wise-cracking "kid"
Louise - Kay's maid
Dr. Bessner - a doctor from a country which Kay's father ruined
McNaught - captain of the Lotus