Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express Edmonds Driftwood Players September 15th through October 8th, 2023

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by David Alan Morrison

Edmonds Driftwood Players
Edmonds, WA

September 16, 2023 8pm Performance

(Left to Right: Kim Ferse, Skye Stafford, Karli Reinbold, Landon Whitbread, Carol Richmond, Elora Coble, David Hayes  Photo:  Dale Sutton of Magic Photography)

The first production of the 2023/2024 season for the Edmonds Driftwood Players was absolutely one of the best shows I’ve seen them perform!

I went into the show a little apprehensive. A well known murder mystery such as this one can get very complicated quickly and can in turn lose the audience before the first act is over. Not the case here.

The tone of the show walked the line between serious and witty. The show invites the audience into the world of Hercule Poirot as he attempts to solve a murder. Instead of merely watching, the patrons become a part of the show. This was not an easy thing to do but it sure came across that way.

The cast was really on point with their cues and their respective parts. My only minor quibble would be the accents disappearing a few times (usually when a voice was being raised) but that did not detract from the power of the show.

(Left to Right: Elora Coble, Carol Richmond, David Hayes, Karli Reinbold, Giovanna Cossalter Walters, Landon Whitbread  Photo by Dale Sutton of Magic Photography)

Since I didn’t remember how the mystery was solved from the book/film, I found the reveal to be refreshing and solid. It tied everything up nicely.

Don’t sleep on this wonderful play at the Edmonds Driftwood Players! They have a gem of a show here!

Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts Media

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“Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express” plays through October 8th. Purchase tickets:  HERE!


Katie Soulé

Brian Fletcher


David Alan Morrison

Stage Manager

Julie L (Bryan) Benner

Asst. Director

Paul Fleming

Asst. Stage Manager

Natasha Thompson

Asst. Producer

Topher Wick

Scenic/Sound Designer

Brian Fletcher

Costume Designer

Audrey Herold

Lighting Designer

Brent Stainer

Properties Designer

Nancy Johnson

Dialect Coach

Grace Helmcke

Projection Designer

Brian Fletcher

Scenic Artist/Build Supervisor

Bailey Dobbins

Lead Carpenter

Rex Goulding

Asst. Prop. Designer

Chantal Burns

Video Editor

Matt Wesson


Joe Knight


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