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Can CTC Solve the Mystery of the Murder on the Orient Express? You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!

Experience the Thrilling Adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Classic

Step aboard the luxurious Orient Express and immerse yourself in the suspense and intrigue of Agatha Christie’s iconic murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express.” From March 22 to April 7, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre (CTC) brings this thrilling whodunnit to life in their Mainstage Theatre.

A Remimagined Tale

Known for its numerous screen adaptations, “Murder on the Orient Express” welcomes audiences to join a unique cast of characters as they become entangled in a web of deception, suspense, and murder. With the iconic detective Hercule Poirot leading the investigation, the tension builds as he races against time to identify the murderer before they strike again.

Humor, Suspense, and Romance

This adaptation by writer Ken Ludwig adds an extra dash of humor, suspense, and even romance to the beloved story. The audience can expect lavish costumes, special effects, and a talented cast of CTC veterans and newcomers, making “Murder on the Orient Express” an unmissable theatrical experience.

An All-Star Creative Team

Director Scott Dunlap takes on the task of bringing this legendary story to life, not only directing but also designing the costumes, sound, and lighting for the show. Assisting Dunlap is a skilled production team, including set designer Jeremy Campbell, technical director Adam Miecielica, stage manager Evangeline Carter, and assistant stage manager Sarah Zorn.

A Talented Cast

  • Justin Forsythe as Hercule Poirot
  • Sarah Addison as Mary Debenham
  • Caleb Atkins as Hector Macqueen
  • Joyce Benson as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff
  • Rajeev Bhatia as Samuel Ratchett
  • Jeremy Campbell as Pierre Michel
  • Jennifer Abbott as Nanny and others
  • Brenda Hodges Binder as Greta Ohlsson
  • Magge Cabrera-Hudgins as Mrs. Caroline Hubbard
  • Matthew Lawrence as Head Waiter and others
  • Beulah Mosley as Mother and others
  • Dennis Parker as Monsieur Bouc
  • Billy Pate as John Arbuthnot
  • Monique Reason as Countess Elena Andreyni
  • Kristopher Williams as Father and others

Step Back in Time

Set in 1935, Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” represents the 1930s in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s 100th Season of shows, each representing a different decade in the organization’s history. Please note that this show is recommended for audiences aged 13 and above due to the usage of strobing lights, loud noises, prop weapons, some coarse language, and mature themes.

Get Your Tickets

Don’t miss this unforgettable production of “Murder on the Orient Express” at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 267-8534. Box Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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