Spotlight Theatre offers another enjoyable evening of entertainment with “Murder on the Nile” opening August 18 and running through September 22. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at The John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors and are available by calling 720-880-8727 or online at www.thisisspotlight.org. Group rates available.
All aboard for mystery and murder!
After Simon leaves his fiancée Jacqueline to marry heiress Kay Ridgeway, Jacqueline plots revenge and follows the couple on their honeymoon down the Nile. When Kay ends up dead, murder is the only answer, and Jacqueline is the only suspect…or so it seems. For also aboard are a motley group of passengers who are all revealed to have mysterious connections to Kay and her fortune.
Once again Agatha Christie has developed an ingenious plot that will keep you guessing until the very end!
The cast includes Kenneth Berba (Beadseller), Scot Cahoon (Steward), Deborah Curtis (Miss ffoliot-ffolkes), Jenny Weiss (Christina Grant), Phillip Bettison (Smith), Chrissy Basham (Louise), Dale Haltom (Dr. Bessner), Kaity Talmage-Bowers (Kay Mostyn), Christian Mast (Simon Mostyn), Todd Black (Canon Pennefather), Haley Johnson (Jacqueline De Severac) and Bob Byrnes(McNaught).
“Murder on the Nile” (1944) is a murder mystery play by crime writer Agatha Christie, based on her 1937 novel “Death on the Nile,” which was also a 1978 movie. Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” (1920). She achieved wide popularity with “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades. This is the seventh production of an Agatha Christie play by Spotlight Theatre Company making her their most produced author.