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This classic mystery takes place on the luxurious Orient Express as it is stopped in its tracks by a snowstorm. The next morning, a rich American businessman is found dead, stabbed 8 times. This timeless tale of murder has all the Christie elements of elegance, mystery, murder and Hercule Poirot. Join us as we enter the world of the glamorous Orient Express and the incomparable detective, Poirot. 

June 10th - 12th 
Friday & Saturday

at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

June 16th- 19th 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm



Director: Patrick Gallagher

Stage Manager: Geoff Yaroschak

Producer: Jane Spigel

Master Carpenter: Emma Beckers

Welder: Cameron Purdy & Mike Addice

Props Master:Elda Kulp

Costumes: Deb Takes

Lighting & Sound Design: Mike Addice

Accent Coach: Meghan Malloy

Intimacy Director: Annalise Settefrati

Meet the Cast

Liz Aber

(Mary Debenham) After 3 virtual productions playing English women, Liz is back to the stage playing… an English woman! It’s so rewarding to be back at DCP after way too long in one of her favorite Agatha Christie mysteries. Some of Liz’s favorite roles include The Kitchen Witches (Roberta), Shakespeare in Hollywood (Puck), Sense and Sensibility (Marianne Dashwood), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Lady Windermere). A huge huge HUGE thank you to Patrick, the entire cast and crew, her friends and family, her agent (Dad), and her Pop-Pop who is watching the show from Heaven. This show is for him.

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Kalie DeSimone

(Countess Andrenyi) feels honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew. During her time as a professional performer, Kalie appeared in dozens of theatrical productions, commercials, films and print ads across the country. When she is not volunteering her time and efforts at DCP, she is training a Seeing Eye Puppy named Dandy. Kalie is also a leader of The Montgomery County 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club, as well as a member of the Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia and the National Press a Photographers Association. Kalie would like to dedicate this performance to her late grandmother, Barbara. 

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Elda Kulp

(Princess Dragomiroff) El'da ochen' rada byt' chast'yu etogo spektaklya. Bol'shoye spasibo za votum doveriya ot vsey komandy. Igrat' za printsessu — eto shag vniz po sravneniyu s moim obychnym statusom korolevy, no mne pridetsya s etim smirit'sya.

In other words, Thanks to Patrick for the opportunity and to everyone on Team Elda  who made this possible!  JS always.  Special shout out to my husband Steve and my son Mike for putting up with me. 

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Thomas Rush

(Colonel Arbuthnot) is excited to join the cast of Murder on the Orient Express. His previous DCP Theatre credits include James and the Giant Peach, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Never Too Late, The Kitchen Witches and Calendar Girls. Some of Thomas’s other theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Explorer’s Club (Lucius), The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter) and Spring Awakening (Moritz). Thomas can also be seen later this summer in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (R. P. McMurphy) with Crowded Kitchen Players. Thomas would like to thank Patrick and Geoff for the opportunity to be part of this show and amazing cast! 

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Nick Cardillo

(Hector MacQueen) is thrilled to be returning to the DCP stage, having played Pete Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in 2010. Nick is a graduate of Susquehanna University holding degrees in Theatre and Communications. Nick appeared in several college productions including Doubt (Father Flynn), She Stoops to Conquer (Sir Charles Marlowe), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Count Dracula). When he is not performing, Nick is an avid reader and longtime fan of Agatha Christie. Nick is also an author and has published two books of new Sherlock Holmes adventures for MX Publishing.  

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Ray Greenley

(Michel) has been on the DCP stage for 14 years in a variety of shows, including Unnecessary Farce and A Murder is Announced. Since then, he not only had six more kids (for a total of seven!), but he started a career as an audiobook narrator. You can look him up on! None of it would be possible without the love and support of his wonderful family. Thank you to Patrick and the rest of the cast and crew for their talent and dedication to making Murder on the Orient Express a terrific experience and a great show!

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Riley Mann 

(Head Waiter/Ensemble) currently attends high school in Bucks County, with a waned interest in literature and philosophy. With this being his fifth show at DCP, he hopes to stay involved on the community theatre scene to progress his artistic vision both onstage and offstage. He is humbled for this opportunity to board the Orient Express this summer.  


Aaron Wexler

(Hercule Poirot) is thrilled to be playing Agatha Christie’s greatest creation, having grown up watching David Suchet’s legendary portrayal of the Belgian detective on PBS. Previously he has appeared on the DCP stage in Shakespeare In Hollywood (Oberon), Angel Street (Mr. Manningham) and Much Ado About Nothing (Don John). Other area appearances include The Tempest at Playcrafters (Caliban), Much Ado About Nothing at Steel River Playhouse (Benedick), Bach At Leipzig (Fasch), The 39 Steps (Clown #2) at Langhorne Players  and The Explorers Club at Actorsnet (Sir Harry Percy) among many others.

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Carly Covel

(Ensemble/Countess & Mary Understudy) is a Philadelphia area teaching artist, props master, choreographer and social media content curator. She is also the Social Media Coordinator here at DCP. Her passions include movement and dance, collaborative storytelling, and arts education. Previous acting credits include DCP's Production of Frankenstein (Elizabeth Lavenza), Eastern University's Productions of Peter and the StarCatcher (Molly Aster), The Crucible ( Elizabeth Proctor)  and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Schwartzy). She would like to thank her family and husband Michael for their constant support. 

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Maddie Hayes

(Helen Hubbard) is happy to return to the DCP stage. Previous shows include Cooking with Gus, Accomplice and Cabaret. Maddie appeared at Sellersville in 1894 (Patsy Cline)  and her cabaret, Common Threads, toured Act 2 and Society Hill Playhouse.  Favorite roles: The Little Mermaid (Ursula) atOcean City Theater Company, 9 to 5 (Violet Sharp) at Ritz Theater, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney) at KOP players and Sylvia ( title role). Alex, this one's yours.

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David Richman

(Ratchett/Ensemble) is honored to make his DCP debut. Richman's previous credits include: All My Sons (Frank Lubey), Moon Over Buffalo (Howard), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Algernon), Biloxi Blues (Wykowski), Book Of Days (Len) and The Trial Of Ebenezer Scrooge (Solomon Rothschild). Richman would like to thank: Patrick, Jane, JoAnn, Geoff, Maddie, Mike, Deb, the "crew", DCP volunteers, fellow cast members, and his family. “Very few of us are what we seem.” Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

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Dan Ferry

(Monsieur Bouc) It has been far too long since Dan has been on the DCP stage, and he is thrilled to return. He thoroughly enjoyed being in both  Wait Until Dark (Mike) and  The Final Solution (Moriarty), and now has both the privilege and honor of filling in for his friend Brian Keller, who was originally cast in the role of Monsieur Bouc. He would be remiss if he did not share that it has been with a heavy heart that he has taken this role. But he must also share that he endeavors to bring to his performance all the skills that he can muster, and to do his utmost to make Brian proud.


Patricia James

(Ensemble)  is so excited to be a part of this show.  Her first appearance on the DCP stage was in Short Cut's - An Evening of One Act Plays.  She read the lead character in the "Fidelity" play.  She would like to thank her Kindred Spirit, Elda, for recommending her for this project and a huge thanks to Patrick and the Production Team for the opportunity. Special thanks to her two daughters, Becca and Lindsey,  for their support.  Enjoy the show!

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Michelle Rieder

(Greta Ohlsson) was last seen on the DCP stage in The Enchanted Bookshop (The Book Fairy). But you may remember her from other DCP shows such as Rumors,  Boeing Boeing, Cooking with Gus, Out of Sight-Out of Murder, Blithe Spirit, Almost Maine and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.  She enjoys being  backstage and  creating the make-up for the monster and other dead things for DCP’s Frankenstein. Michelle directed  Every Christmas Story Ever Told and then Some and A Little Princess. Currently she serves on the DCP board as the Artistic Director. She is delighted to be in MOTOE with this fun and talented cast and she thanks Patrick for the opportunity to play Greta.  She also would like to thank her family for their love and support.  


All Photos Courtesy of Donna Parcell
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