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Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted for Stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tamara McGinnis

What do you get when you take one of the most memorable fictional detectives and put him on a luxury train that gets stranded by snowstorms? Misdirection, murder, and mystery, that’s what!

Join Corban’s theatre for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Watch Poirot, the great Belgian detective, investigate his most perplexing and difficult case ever – an American tycoon murdered inside his locked train compartment. Ponder over the possible motives and opportunities of each of the passengers. Almost everyone is a suspect, but almost everyone has an alibi. Christie keeps you guessing until the unexpected and shocking conclusion. And even then, when all is revealed and the players of this drama go their separate ways, the resolution will haunt you. What was fact and what was lie? What was the right conclusion to this astonishing case? What was justice?

One of Christie’s most captivating mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express, will challenge you, will intrigue you, and will leave you thinking not just about “who done it” but about justice, love, the legal system, and human nature.

Hope to see you at the station! Hop aboard the Express! It will be an exciting ride.

Content Advisory: Recommended for ages 13 and above for violence and intense drama.


Showtimes & Tickets

Matinees: November 10 at 10:30am; November 20 at 2:00pm

Evenings: November 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 7:30pm

Tickets available online beginning September 30 at


Psalm Performing Arts Center
Corban University
5000 Deer Park Dr SE
Salem, OR 97317

Festival seating | Wheelchair accessible | Doors open for seating half an hour before production.