Get your tickets now for Tarleton’s production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.


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Special to Beneath the Surface News


Tarleton State University’s Department of Fine Arts and Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, set to open on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.

Based on Christie’s 1934 novel, the play centers around a lavish trip through Europe that quickly turns into a race against time to solve the murder aboard a train of an American tycoon, played by senior theatre major Charlie Smith.


When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective Hercule Poirot (senior theatre major John David Dvorak) arrives to interrogate the passengers and search for clues before the killer strikes again.

Associate professor Carol Stavish directs the production.


Other cast members include Tarleton students and Stephenville community members Tiffany Wynne, Madelynn Henson, Clay Luton, Toni Price, Benny Brown, Reyna Trujillo, Tommy Vest and Rolan Garcia.

Working backstage are costume designer Andrea Alviar, lighting designer Kody Lewis and

makeup designer Kyllie Avery.


The curtain rises at 7:30 for nightly performances. The production runs through Saturday, Sept. 24.


For ticket information, contact the box office at 254-968-9634.