Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"



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McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, Texas 75069

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McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) is excited to present Agatha Christie’s most iconic murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express” at McKinney Performing Arts Center July 28-29, August 4-5, and August 11-12, 2023.

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! J??ust after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight 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 – in case he or she decides to strike again. This clever adaptation by Ken Ludwig boasts all of the glamour, intrigue, and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel. So wax your mustache and hold onto your passport for what has become the most highly-produced comedy mystery in the world.


The MRT production is being directed by Lindsey Humphries with Marilyn Latham supporting as assistant director.


Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous grantmaker, students under the age of 18 will get to see this literary classic for free! Agatha Christie is the queen of detective fiction and teaches students foreshadowing, symbolism, deductive reasoning, attention to detail, and patience. Seeing one of her murder mysteries performed in a live theatrical setting encourages and develops empathy, problem-solving, analytical skills, and a greater sense of right and wrong. Theatrical performances of classic literature teach students how to enjoy literature on many different levels, get more out of reading, and sparks the imagination.


McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) is a 100% volunteer, nonprofit, community theatre. MRT is McKinney’s Official Community Theatre and is a resident company at McKinney Performing Arts Center in historic, downtown McKinney. Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for Seniors 55+, and FREE* for children/students ages 4-18. Group tickets are available by calling the MPAC ticket office at (214) 544-4630. For free student tickets, please use online checkout code: MOTOE60STU(*Free student tickets for “Murder on the Orient Express” have limited availability and will be offered only while supplies last.)


Rated PG-13 for suggested violence and thematic elements. NOTICE: This show contains numerous gunshot sounds, flashing lights, and fog effects.


Total of 9 shows (3 weekends):

Friday, July  28, 2023, at 8 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 2 pm & 8 pm

Friday,  August  4, 2023, at 8 pm

Saturday, August  5, 2023, at 2 pm & 8 pm

Friday, August 11, 2023, at  8 pm

Saturday,  August 12, 2023, at 2 pm & 8 pm


LOCATION:  McKinney Performing Arts Center - 111 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069

For more information and to purchase show tickets please call (214) 544-4630 or visit:


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