Murder on the Orient Express

Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in Agatha Christie’s thrilling murder mystery. Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express that’s traveling from Istanbul to Western Europe. But after the train unexpectedly stops in the isolated, snow-swept mountains, only nine of them are still alive. A man has been murdered in his room overnight, and suddenly every passenger becomes a suspect. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer lurking in their midst who just may strike again. This masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer promises a suspenseful evening of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Written by Agatha Christie.  Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.

Director – Kalani Whitford
Directed for Maui OnStage – 
Rocky Horror 2023, Rocky Horror 2022
Clue, Our Favorite Things – An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein,
Xanadu, Mamma Mia, Cabaret, Shout

Agatha Christie

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections.

Ken Ludwig

Show Days:  Nov 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Show Times:  Fri and Sat – 7:30pm (House opens at 7:00pm),  Sun at 3:00pm  (House opens at 2:30pm)

Tickets:  $25 – $45, children 12 and under $10

Show Length:  Approx 2.5 hrs inc 15 min intermission

Adult Content/Language: Suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of simulated violence — like murder (obviously).

BE ON TIME:  The House opens 30 mins before showtime.  *Late Arrivals will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion.

UPON ARRIVAL:  Show your email confirmation OR e-ticket at the door (printed or on phone). Your seat assignment is on your email confirmation/e-ticket.  No outside food/beverages.

STREET PARKING:  Street parking is available on Market and Vineyard Streets and the community lot on Wells Street. Please do NOT park in the Reserved stalls behind the Iao Theater. Those are for the Pono Building next door and you will be towed.

WAILUKU PARKING GARAGE:  The Wailuku Parking Garage is now OPEN!  Enter from Church St.  For more info – PARKING IN WAILUKU


Health/Safety Protocols, Additional Information:

  1. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
  2. There are 4 – Wheelchair Accessible seats.
  3. Accessible restrooms are available next door at Kipuka Square (County-owned and operated).  Please alert an Usher or House Manager for access assistance.
  4. As per the ADA, service animals (as defined by the ADA) are allowed to accompany people with disabilities.  Please keep pets at home while attending the theater.
  5. The Historic ‘Iao Theater has “raked seating” which angles up and away from the stage.  Please watch your step moving about the theater.
  6. The theater has 7 exits; all with panic bar door hardware and a lit RED exit sign above
  7. The Historic ‘Iao Theater’s central air conditioning is set to 74 degrees.  The zone above the stage is kept a little cooler for performer safety which may affect the first few rows of the audience.  A light jacket or sweater is recommended.


*Maui OnStage’s health and safety protocols have been set in place to comply with current County, State and Federal guidelines with the express intention to provide a safe workplace and performance venue for our staff, performers, volunteers and patrons.  Any and all protocols are subject to change without notice.  By entering the Historic Iao Theater, the Education and Youth Program studio space or by participating in a Maui OnStage or Maui OnStage Education and Youth Program event, all individuals, including staff, contractors, performers, auditionees, volunteers and patrons voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses or illnesses and agree to follow all listed protocols.

Agatha Christie’s
Murder On The Orient Express
adapted by Ken Ludwig
was originally staged by McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
Emily Mann, Artistic Director, Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director.
The production subsequently transferred to Hartford Stage, Harford, CT
Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, Michael Stotts, Managing Director

“Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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