- Feb. 25, 2017, 8:00 pm US/Central
- Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium
- Aquila Theatre
- Tickets: $33/$17 for ages 18 and under
- Purchase tickets »
On-line ticketing for this event is available until noon on Friday, February 24.
“The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.” – The New Yorker
Murder on the Nile, by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature, Agatha Christie, will be staged at Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium by the Aquila Theatre company. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila’s clever signature style.
Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s own staging of her famous novel, Death on the Nile, is set on a paddle steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940’s Eygpt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn board the ship. Class, money and reputation are all at stake in one way or another for the passengers and before they know it deceit, theft and murder quickly make waves on the river. Spurned lover Jacqueline De Severac, protective uncle Canon Pennefather, a troubled German Doctor, and a host of colorful and mysterious characters add to the drama and suspense of this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Who can be trusted? Who holds the truth? Who is a suspect? Whodunit?
Aquila Theatre brings its innovative touch to this deliciously dangerous murder mystery, with brilliant direction, superb acting, thrilling physicality and stunning designs. Aquila’s Murder on the Nile will be a classic all over again.
Aquila is one of the foremost producers of touring classical theater in the United States, visiting 50-60 American cities per year. Aquila Theatre’s mission is to bring the greatest works to the greatest number. We believe passionately that everyone should be given the opportunity to engage with classical drama of the highest quality at an affordable price right in their own community, experience arts from other places and exchange ideas. We re-examine what constitutes a classical work and, in so doing, seek to expand the canon. We endeavor to create bold reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences that free the spirit of the original work and recreate the excitement of the live performance. Aquila presents its work each year in New York City, tours nationwide, provides extensive educational programming and is well known for its innovative humanities and arts based public programs.
“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” – The New Yorker