Murder on the Orient Express
The show that played to rave reviews until Covid stopped it in its tracks last season. Back by popular demand, Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, “Murder on the Orient Express,” will open the Clarence Brown Theatre’s 2023/2024 Season September 6 – 24, 2023.
Introducing UT Faculty/Staff Night at the Theatre!
Come Have Some Food…Stay and Have Fun!
Tuesday, September 19
Happy Hours: 4:00-6:00 pm
We’re selling Big Bad Tacos and drinks in the lobby
Showtime: 6:30-8:30 pm
We’ve changed our start time just for you! After work, come over to Clarence Brown Theatre, grab a taco, have a drink, and then settle in for the ride of your life! P.S. Friends welcome too!
For tickets call the Box Office at 865-974-5161, stop by Tuesday through Friday Noon -5:00 pm. or order online.
The production is sponsored by Pilot Company, The Schubert Foundation, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knox County Tourism Consortium, Tennessee Arts Commission, Knox County Tennessee, and The Department of the Treasury. Media sponsors are Knoxville News Sentinel, WUOT, WBIR, East Tennessee PBS and WUTK.
The production contains all the glamour, intrigue, and suspense of Christie’s novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year, but by morning there is one less passenger. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed numerous times, 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 – before he or she can strike again.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of “The Mousetrap,” the longest running stage production in history, but also “Witness for the Prosecution” and “And Then There Were None,” to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare.
Adaptor Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway, seven in London's West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. His 28 plays and musicals have been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and are produced throughout the United States every night of the year.
Sunday, September 24 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage
1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996