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Media Resources: Murder on the Nile

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Clayton Community Theatre presents Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie, directed by Nada Vaughn.

Performances: Thursday - Saturday May 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2, and 3, 2023, at 8:00 p.m; Sundays May 28 and June 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Washington University South Campus Theater, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton MO

Director: Nada Vaughn

In this play (the basis for the Hercule Poirot movie Death on the Nile), the protagonists are newlyweds who have it all: youth, beauty and tons of dough. Unfortunately, they are joined on their honeymoon journey down the Nile River by the groom's former (and jilted) fiancée—who is also the bride’s former best friend—as well as several other passengers who harbor ill feelings for the happy couple. In classic Christie style, once murder and mayhem occur, the writer dares you to discover the whodunit and the why before the end of the tale—no easy task here. In fact, if you see this ending coming you probably should be writing your own murder mysteries.

Full press release: at this link

More information about the play, on Wikipedia: at this link

Press photos: on Flickr, at this link

Reviewer comp tickets available from the box office, by Email at, or by phone at 314-721-9228.

Media contact: Nathan Schroeder,

Design team:

  • Director – Nada Vaughn

  • Assistant Director - Carolyn Bergdolt

  • Producer – Marilyn Alvert-Hack

  • Set Designer – Andrew Cary

  • Lighting Designer – Nathan Schroeder

  • Costume Designer – Jean Heckmann


  • to be announced

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