Bringing Live Theatre to McHenry County Since 1967

Adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic by Ken Ludwig

April 14 – 23, 2023

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails. With a train full of remarkable suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace. 


Artistic Director – Angie Kells

Assistant Director – Dan Cosgray

Stage Manager – Thomas Neumann

Assistant Stage Manager – Kory Williams 

Costume Designer –  Kathy Bruhnke

Costume Assistant – Joann May

Set Designer – Jason Clark

Lighting Designer – Deb Holmen

Sound Designer – Steve Firak

Intimacy Coordinator – Amber Wuttke

Fight Coordinator – Tony Walker

Technical Coordinator – Spencer White

Production Coordinator – Kelsey Waughon

Properties Designer Justin Charles

Makeup Artist – Carson Brandenburg

Film Editor – Joel Bennett

Film Director – Jeff Cook

Content Creator – Marissa Snook


Hercule Poirot – Frank Gaughan

Monsieur Bouc – Joel Bennett

Mary Debenham – Rachel Nedza

Hector MacQueen – Brian Fleming

Head Waiter – Justin Charles

Michel the Conductor – Chris Griffin

Princess Dragomiroff – Lorrie Ferguson

Greta Ohlsson – Kylee Jones

Countess Andrenyi – Marissa Snook

Helen Hubbard – Alison Hage

Colonel Arbuthnot – Tony Walker

Samuel Ratchett – Gary Mackowiak

Father – Scott Laudick

Mother – Laura Laudick

Nanny – Kelsey Waughon

Daisy Armstrong – Cannon “CC” Kunash

Soldier – Jake Seelye