We are preparing our third Agatha Christie murder mystery, Murder on the Nile, which will open on Friday, March 17. The story takes place on a paddleboat steamer going down the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa.
Simon Mostyn and his rich, beautiful wife Kay are on their honeymoon. Simon's former love, Jacqueline has been following them throughout their journey. There are a "bevy of memorable characters", including Kay's guardian, Canon Pennefather, who all play a part in the mystery. When Jackie gets hysterical and shoots Simon in the leg, an audacious conspiracy is revealed, everything is questioned, and eventually the criminals are caught.
"Agatha Christie is so much fun to do. There are so many twists in the plot and one must pay very close attention to understand the ending. Having done so many Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, we realized her mysteries are a lot like Gilbert and Sullivan without music," says director Suzi Bond.
The cast is led by Hayley Pereira and Stephen Bond as Kay and Simon Mostyn, with Stephanie Becher as Jacqueline, and Ray Ryan as Canon Pennefather. Supporting characters are Lezleigh Bignami as Aunt Helen, Erin Smith as Christina, Mark Rawlings as Smith, Barbara Johnson as Louise and Steve Peyton as Dr. Bessner. Also appearing in the show are Lowden Borgens, Carol Denecker and Roch Jones,
Performances are March 17 – April 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 at KMC's Kilauea Theater. Tickets prices are $15 general, $12 seniors & students and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at Kilauea General Store, Kea'au Natural Foods, the Most Irresistible Shop and at the door. For reservations and more information call (808) 982-7344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.