See ‘Murder on the Nile’ by Aquila Theatre at Stockton Performing Arts Center on Oct. 8
For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzé DiPietro
Performing Arts Center Manager
Galloway, N.J. 08205
Galloway, N.J. - Who can be trusted? Who holds the truth? Who is a suspect? Whodunit? Find out when Aquila Theatre brings its innovative touch to this deliciously dangerous murder mystery, with brilliant direction, superb acting, thrilling physicality and stunning designs to the Stockton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 8. Audiences will agree that Aquila’s “Murder on the Nile” will be a classic all over again.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 and may be ordered online stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.
“Murder on the Nile,” Agatha Christie's own staging of her famous novel, “Death on the Nile,” is set on a paddle steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940s Egypt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn, board the ship. Class, money and reputation are all at stake in one way or another for the passengers and before they know it deceit, theft and murder quickly make waves on the river. Spurned lover Jacqueline De Severac, protective uncle Canon Pennefather, a troubled German doctor, and a host of colorful and mysterious characters add to the drama and suspense of this classic mystery.
Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. A play becomes ‘classical’ because we recognize that after a time it transcends the original culture for which it was created. It retains the power to provoke the central question of what it means to be human. As a company dedicated to the classics, Aquila feels a responsibility to acknowledge and explore newfound classical works. Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based in New York City.
For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.
The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township). Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.