Agatha Christie’s

Dates: August 17 – 27

Style: Murder Mystery
Run Time:
2 Hours with one intermission
Ages: Nine and up

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Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig

Show Summary

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Jordan Boatman
'Mary Debenham'

Jordan is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has appeared in “Bull” and “The Good Fight” for CBS All Access as well as Hulu’s “The Path”. Boatman played Elsbeth in Simon Stone’s Medea at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. She originated the role of Zoe in the world premiere of Eleanor Burgess’s The Niceties at Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, The Geffen Playhouse & Huntington Theatre Company for which she won an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress. Boatman is thrilled to be making her Cape Playhouse debut.

Matt Bogart
'Colonel James Arbuthnot/Samuel Ratchett'

Broadway: Paradise Square, Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Civil War, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Camelot (National Tour starring Lou Diamond Phillips). TV/Film: HBO’s “Vinyl” as Robert Goulet, “Jersey Boys” (starring Nick Jonas, filmed for streaming), “Smokey Joe’s Café” (filmed for streaming), “The Good Fight,” “Smash,” “L&O” & “L&O: SVU,” Stargazer (feature), Bloodstock (feature), Livin’ On A Prairie (Tribeca Film Festival). Other Theater: Himself and Nora (Minetta Lane, NYC), Orpheus Descending (Arena Stage) and True West (Kennedy Theater). Appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and World Premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Goodspeed Opera House, Long Wharf, St. Louis MUNY and Arena Stage in D.C. where Matt is an Affiliated Artist (numerous productions & awards). University of Cincinnati, CCM. Solo recordings, Simple Song and Sky Above Manhattan on iTunes. Love and thanks to BRS/Gage, friends, family, Jessica and the boys. @themattbogart

Duane Boutte
'Monsieur Bouc'

Duane Boutté returns to Cape Playhouse after performing in this season’s Private Lives and our 2018 production of Clue. Broadway credits include Parade, and Lincoln Center’s 1994 TONY-winning revival of Carousel (“Enoch Snow, Jr.). Off-Broadway appearances include Discord (Primary Stages), Civil Sex (Public Theater), The Bubbly Black Girl, and The Heliotrope Bouquet (both at Playwrights Horizons). He stars in the films Stonewall and Brother to Brother and has appeared on television in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Sex and The City and more – going back to early guest appearances on What’s Happening Now. He has performed at Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, Alliance Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf Theatre and more. Directing credits include the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s Appomattox (Summer Shorts, NYC), LOL (Algonquin Prod., NY), Home (Rep Stage), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Worcester Shakespeare), Stalag 17 (Fresno), The Winter’s Tale and Everybody (Brooklyn College), Othello (Stella Adler Cons.), and Fences and Cabaret while on faculty at Illinois State University. Boutté was composer for Lyin’ Up a Breeze (GCP, Fresno), and Caravaggio Chiaroscuro (La Mama) and is currently writing his first full-length libretto. Website:

Charlotte Bydwell
'Greta Ohlsson'

Charlotte is a graduate of the Juilliard Dance Division and the Old Globe/USD MFA Acting Program. New York theater credits include: The Michaels (Public Theatre), The Michaels Abroad (Hunter Theater Project), HELP (The Shed), These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea), and PARIS! (Company XIV). Regional credits include: A Month in the Country (Williamstown), Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Globe), An Inspector Calls (Maltz Jupiter), and Venus in Fur (Virginia Stage Company). On TV, Bydwell’s has been seen on Elementary and The Good Fight and served as the season choreographer for Alternatino on Comedy Central. Professional dance credits include: Monica Bill Barnes & Company (The Joyce, American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow), Keigwin + Co (The Joyce) and choreography for the National Tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlotte premiered her debut one-woman show, ‘Woman of Leisure and Panic’, as part of the 8th Annual soloNOVA Festival (New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production). A combination of dance, theater and comedy, the show was remounted for performances at the NY International Fringe Festival, Anita’s Way and the First Person Arts Festival. It has also been translated into Spanish and performed across Mexico. Her solo film, ‘The Nude Model’, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has screened at a variety of festivals around the world focused on boundary-pushing cinema. More info at

Cady Huffman
'Helen Hubbard'

Broadway: The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Will Rogers Follies (Tony nom.), The Nance (OCC nom), La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, and Bob Fosse’s last original musical Big Deal. Television: recurring roles on The Good Wife, One Life To Live, Days of Our Lives, and Blue Bloods, Younger, Madam Secretary, Master of None, Difficult People, several Law & Order franchises, Frasier and Mad About You. Film: “The Sixth Reel”,“The Company Men”, “Dare”, “The Nanny Diaries”, “Romance and Cigarettes” and “Hero”. Cady co-created and stars in “CADY DID” which took home 5- 2021 Indie Series Awards. She has been nominated for 2 Daytime Emmy Awards and won an Indie Series Award for the digital drama After Forever. During the pandemic Cady directed Veanne Cox in The First Anti-Vaxxers, for TRUSpeak and the original musical Electric Island. Her directing credits include: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, the Jerry Herman tribute at 92Y and the original musical City Of Lights at SHE NYC. She is also half of the popular Jazz duo Cady & Mary Ann. @cadyhuffman on Insta, FB and Twitter. AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

Bianca Leigh
'Princess Dragomiroff'

Acting roles include: Waxy Bush in MTC’s The Nap on Broadway (Understudy/performed), Mary Ellen in the groundbreaking film Transamerica, Time/Wind in Taylor Mac’s theatre epic The Lily’s Revenge, Franny Halcyon in the New York and San Franciso workshops of Tales of The City The Musical (performed in concert at the Music Box Theatre), Tatiana in Paul Lucas’ award-winning verbatim piece Trans Scripts at American Repertory Theatre, Beatrice in Christina Anderson’s Man in Love at Kansas City Rep, and Dr. Rachel Sandown on “Law & Order: SVU.” Her play MBJrT, was part of the Monday night Playwright Series at Kansas city Rep in 2018. She is featured in Laverne Cox’s documentary Disclosure, an exploration of Trans representation in motion pictures and on television, and can be heard on the Audible recording Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club.

Ryan Meyer
'Hector Macqueen'

Cape Playhouse debut. New York theater: South Bend, <3 Story, and JonBenét: The Musical: The Pitch (The Pit), WW<3 (Cherry Lane: Tongues reading series), Measure for Measure (EBP), Burning Leaves (The Duke on 42nd). Short film: 1781, Come at Me, Bro. Workshops: The Lark, Irish Rep, the wild project, and that gymnasium on top of the West-Park Presbyterian Church. Founding artist, Young Artists at the Chelsea; “Q-friend”, Cue for Passion Collaborative. BFA: NYU Tisch (Atlantic Theater Company, Experimental Theatre Wing).

Reg Rogers
'Hercule Poirot'

Recently:The Alchemist adapted by Jeffery Hatcher for Red Bull Theatre. Broadway Includes: Tootsie and The Royal Family (Outer Critics Circle Nominations),The Iceman Cometh, Present Laughter, You Can’t Take It With You, A Free Man Of Color, The Big Knife and Holiday (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations). Off-Broadway includes, All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare In The Park), The Pain and the Itch, Cellini, and The Dazzle (OBIE and Lucille Lortel Awards). Film and TV include: I Shot Andy Warhol, Primal Fear, Runaway Bride, Igby Goes Down, Lovely By Surprise, “Friends”, “The Americans”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Flesh And Bone”, “The Knick”, “Hell On Wheels”, “You”, “NOS4A2” and most recently Neville Townsend on “The Blacklist”.

Emma Straton
'Countess Adrenyi'

Broadway: Prince Of Broadway. National Tours: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Bullets Over Broadway (Helen Sinclair) Select regional credit: the World Premiere of The Rivals (Lucy), Gypsy (Louise), Into The Woods (Baker’s Wife), Kiss Me, Kate! (Kate, Lilli). Emma couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be performing at the Cape after two years of waiting! Etsy: strattonatelier. @ladystrat for travel, style, and vintage findings. For my family who’s always there, no matter what.

Christopher Tramantana

New York theatre credits include: Unblinking Eye (Justin Taylor) R&J&Z (Hard Sparks), Buddhas are Screaming In China (Planet Connections), A People (TerraNOVA), Homeward Bound (Greenlight Productions), Playing House (HERE), Vera Laughed (Playwrights Horizons), Brokenbrow (NYTW) Regional theatre credits include: Next Act Theater, Milwaukee: Back of the Throat, Bravo, Caruso! CBT: Three Sisters, The Life of Galileo, Major Barbara, A Flea In Her Ear, King Lear, All My Sons, As You Like It, Guys and Dolls, and A Christmas Carol. Film: Paradise City, Naked Singularity. TV: Ramy, God Friended Me, Manifest, Future Man, Delocated, and Sweetbitter. Christopher teaches Clown and Play in New York and around the country, and is currently on faculty at NYU Tisch and Tom Todoroff Studio. He is also a recipient of The Artists Patron Fund. BA in Theatre: Fordham University at Lincoln Center; MFA in Acting: University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Marcia is a Tony & Drama Desk & Astaire Award nominated director & choreographer for her stirring & lovingly staged Broadway/Kennedy Center revival of Ragtime (also a Helen Hayes Award winner for Outstanding Director.) For The Cape Playhouse: Deathtrap, Crimes of The Heart, and Accomplice. For Television, Dodge appears as herself in Disney+ Encore! (Episode 1: Annie & Episode 12 Ragtime) and choreographed an Emmy-winning episode of Sesame Street-The Tango Festival and Elmo’s Wild West video. Some of Dodge’s bold new approaches to classic plays & musicals include Disney’s Beauty & The Beast & Once The Musical (Olney Theatre Center), Evita (Drury Lane & Riverside Theatres); Meet Me In St. Louis & Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The Muny); Hello Dolly!*, Fiddler On The Roof and The King & I* (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, all with new choreography, *Carbonell Awards for Best Direction of a Musical); The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (St. Louis Rep & Cincinnati Playhouse); The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse & Center Stage); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (The Muny & Drury Lane/Jeff Award for Best Revival.) Exciting Premieres are Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever (Off-Bway), William Finn’s Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater) and Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror (co-written with Anthony Dodge/Bay Street/Edgar Award nom.) Dodge is also a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a proud member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC). As always, for my family. @marciamilgromdodge

Arthur Atkinson
Stage Manager

Arthur is thrilled for the return of live theater at the Cape Playhouse! Most recent NYC theatre productions: Liz Swados’s Nightclub Cantata at the Cell Theatre, The Daughter-in-Law at City Center (Mint Theater), Brecht on Brecht (TBTB), Paradise Lost (FPA), Cagney – The Musical at the Westside Theatre; many shows at the Irish Repertory Theatre, the York Theatre Company, Keen Company, The Directors Company, et al. Toured internationally in Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, then Harvey Fierstein and Theodore Bikel. A proud member of Actors Equity Association. Love to Lisa.

Chen-Wei Liao
'Scenic Designer'

Chen-Wei is a New York City based scenic designer originating from Taipei, Taiwan. She has diverse experiences in theater, film and exhibition both in Taiwan and the United States. Growing up in a bilingual and multicultural environment, she is interested in observing and creating the connection between people, stories and space. One of her meditation topics is the relativity between Freedom – Rights – Responsibility. And she is interested in psychology, neuron science, social studies and animal behavior studies. She is a proud alumni of National Taiwan University and Carnegie Mellon University. Her upcoming projects include the The Skin Of Our Teeth and The Importance Of Being Earnest with the Phoenix Ensemble; Jersey Boys with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Other selected New York City theatre credits include: NYT critic’s picks A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing with the Irish Rep; the world premiere of Islands Of Contentment, produced by The Tank and The Hypokrit Theatre Company and more.

Gail Baldoni
'Costume Designer'

NYC credits include: The New York Philharmonic’s My Fair Lady, Wonderful Town at New York City Opera and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s Another World. Film: Mermaids, starring Cher and The Boy in the Bathtub. Numerous shows for Papermill Playhouse, The Goodspeed Opera, The Ahmanson Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and The Boston Ballet. 13 Off-Broadway shows to date. Favorite projects are the Rockette’s Christmas Show, Disney on Ice and The Ringling Bros. Circus. Gail is currently teaching at SUNY Purchase. 28 Cape Playhouse productions since 2004: South Pacific, Spelling Bee, The Music Man, 1776 and Gypsy.

Matthew Richards
'Lighting Designer'

Matthew has worked with director Lucie Tiberghien at theaters including: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, MCC, Second Stage, La Jolla Playhouse. Broadway: Ann starring Holland Taylor. Opera: Macbeth at LA Opera. Off-Broadway: Is God Is at Soho Rep, Absolute Brightness… , and The Curvy Widow at Westside Arts; The Killer, Tamburlaine, and Measure For Measure at Theatre For a New Audience; The Atlantic; B.A.M.; Playwrights Horizons; Play Co.; Primary Stages. Regional: Actor’s Theater of Louisville; Arena Stage; Baltimore’s Center Stage; Cincinnati Playhouse; Cleveland Playhouse; Dallas Theater Center; Ford’s Theatre; The Goodman; Hartford Stage; The Huntington; Long Wharf; The Old Globe; Shakespeare Theatre; Westport Playhouse; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Yale Repertory Theatre.

Jacob Levitin
Sound Designer and Sound Engineer

Jacob has been living and breathing sound and music for as long as he can remember. Most recently, he was the A1 for Islander Off-Broadway (Playhouse 46) and worked on multiple Broadway and touring shows as a music technology specialist with Midiomatic LLC. Jake’s very excited for his first summer at Cape Playhouse! Some of his original music and visual work can be found on Instagram @05_bottlebell.

Noah Eisenberg
'Assistant Director'

Noah is a director/producer/performer based in NYC. Proud graduate of the University of Michigan BFA Musical Theater program. Recent credits include the acclaimed off-Broadway run of CIRCLE JERK (Co-Producer, Connelly Theater), Black Flag (Harry, Barrington Stage Company), and Godspell (“We Beseech Thee”, Dir. Telly Leung). Upcoming: Jersey Boys at Maltz Jupiter Theater (Dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge!) So grateful to Marcia, the Cape Playhouse team, my family, and friends for all their support. All Aboard! Insta: @noaheisenberg426

Amber Jasmin Morrow
'Wig Designer'

Amber is an Emmy Award Honored (Saturday Night Live Season 41 & 46) New York City based Hairstylist, Wig maker, and Designer whose work has been seen world wide from live theater to the silver screen. Theater Credits include: Wig Design – Steel Magnolias (Matlz Jupiter Theater), Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2011-2019 Seasons). Hair Supervisor for International Broadway tours (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Color Purple, Rock of Ages) and 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables. Hair and wig designs can be seen on Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth, Fire Island (2022), That Damn Michael Che (seasons 1 & 2), ABC’s Everything’s Trash, and many more.

JZ Casting
Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA

JZ CASTING are New York-based casting directors, handling productions for theatre, film and television. Recent theatrical work includes productions for Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, Denver Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Round House Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theaterworks Hartford, Weston Playhouse. For more information, please visit to see how you can support the next generation of artists.

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