KDEN Presents ‘Murder on the Nile’
Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) will present its third Agatha Christie murder mystery, Murder on the Nile, which will run from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, April 2, at Kīlauea Military Camp’s Kīlauea Theater.
The story takes place on a paddleboat steamer going down the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa.
Simon Mostyn and his rich, beautiful wife, Kay, are on their honeymoon. Simon’s former love, Jacqueline has been following them throughout their journey. There is a “bevy of memorable characters”, including Kay’s guardian, Canon Pennefather, who all play a part in the mystery. When Jackie gets hysterical and shoots Simon in the leg, an audacious conspiracy is revealed, everything is questioned, and eventually the criminals are caught.
“Agatha Christie is so much fun to do,” said Director Suzi Bond. “There are so many twists in the plot and one must pay very close attention to understand the ending. Having done so many Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, we realized her mysteries are a lot like Gilbert and Sullivan without music.”
The cast is led by Hayley Pereira and Stephen Bond as Kay and Simon Mostyn, with Stephanie Becher as Jacqueline, and Ray Ryan as Canon Pennefather.
Supporting characters are Lezleigh Bignami as Aunt Helen, Erin Smith as Christina, Mark Rawlings as Smith, Barbara Johnson as Louise and Steve Peyton as Dr. Bessner.
Also appearing in the show are Lowden Borgens, Carol Denecker and Roch Jones,
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets prices are $15 general, $12 seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under.
Tickets are available at Kīlauea General Store, Kea‘au Natural Foods, the Most Irresistible Shop and at the door.
For reservations and more information call 982-7344 or email [email protected].