Word of the day: Community Theater
: the activity of acting in or producing a play in a theater for enjoyment and not as a job.*
The Pocket Community Theatre is set to perform multiple nights of Murder on the Orient Express in October.
Directed by Kevin Day, this performance by The Pocket was originally planned for October 2020, but cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the cast has been working hard at rehearsal and transforming their stage into a train for the past two months.
"There have been two movies made from the book, but the stage adaptation has only been out since 2017," Day said. "So this will be the first chance to see it on the stage in this area."
When world-famous detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express in Instabul, traveling to London to take on a new case, tragedy strikes on the train when one passenger turns up murdered and there are eight suspects at hand. In a classic case of "who done it," this Agatha Christie murder mystery will take you for a suspenseful, entertaining, comedic ride as Poirot works to solve the new case he has found himself involved in.
"It’s a great script; it will be fun to watch," Day said.
The showings are Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased here. Ticket prices for adults are $15; for seniors and students are $10; and for children 12 and under are $5.
The Pocket Community Theatre is located at 170 Ravine St.
*Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Community theater. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved September 24, 2021, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/community%20theater