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In the community since 1981 — Castaways celebrates and starts our 38th season.
Actors are real people.

The stage is a magic circle where
only the most real things happen…
A truer and more real place does
not exist in all the universe.
P.S. Baber

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Fall 2019

 Agatha Christie’s

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Director Jill Jago

Email to: niledirector@castawaystheatre.org

Auditions: Thu Aug 1, 6:30-10:30 pm; Sat Aug 3, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Callbacks: Mon Aug 5, 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Mainstage* Performances: Sep 27, 28, and Oct 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8:00 pm.
Sep 29, and O
ct 6, 13 at 2:00 pm.

Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s own staging of her famous novel, Death on the Nile, is set on a paddle-wheel steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940’s Egypt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn, board the ship on their honeymoon. On board is Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and Simon’s former lover, Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill tempered old woman with her niece and companion, a rather direct young man, Kay’s maid, and a  doctor who nurses a grudge against Kay’s father, all with a reason to kill, adding to the drama and suspense of this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. You probably won’t figure out whodunit before it’s revealed, though no doubt you will think you have it figured out.

Characters:
1st and 2nd Beadsellers, pesky peddlers trying to get a buck
Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the “richest girl in England”
Louise, Kay’s maid
Simon Mostyn, Kay’s penniless husband
Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay’s uncle and guardian
Jacqueline de Severac, Kay’s ex-best friend and Simon’s ex-fiancée
Helen Ffoliot-ffoulkes, a wealthy snob
Christina Grant, Helen’s niece
Dr. Bessner, a doctor from a country ruined by Kay’s father
William Smith, a wise-cracking “kid”
McNaught, the Lotus’s captain
Steward, the head waiter

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

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General admission and discounted category tickets are available at the door – cash or checks only. We are unable to accept credit cards at the door.



From Tickets/Reservations tab above you will find -> Pricing, Reserve by phone, Reserve online, Season tickets

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If you have any questions or would like to volunteer and help out in any capacity (training is available), please email CRT at info@castawaystheatre.org or call the Castaways number 703-232-1710.

*Ferlazzo Mainstage Location Map and Directions: Please see “Directions” under the “Productions” tab above.

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This local community theater is known for such productions as Fiddler on the Roof, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, The Great Gatsby, Oliver Twist, Pride and Prejudice, Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Miracle Worker, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Raisin In The Sun, The Music Man, the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.

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Community Support: As with every non-profit community theater, we depend on the support of individuals, groups, and corporations.  As a donor you will help us to continue our tradition of bringing the performing arts to Prince William County.  Our Castaways Contributors are listed in our programs and on our web site for the season to acknowledge their patronage. Contributors who wish to remain anonymous are listed as Confidential Contributors. Your contribution is tax deductible. For your records our tax number is as follows: 54-1238782.  For more details look under the “Help out/Support us” tab above.

The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a non-profit community theater organization, as such there is no pay involved. CRT is  a member of the Prince William Arts Council, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors). Partial funding has been provided by Prince William County.
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Date published: July 6, 2019