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STUART -- A fatal conspiracy dooms the honeymoon voyage of Simon and Kay Mostyn in Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" at The Barn Theatre, which opens April 19.
Simon Mostyn and the wealthy Kay Ridgeway are cruising the Nile on their honeymoon when Jacqueline De Severac, who Simon jilted to marry Kay, boards the steamer. Before the ship reaches its destination, a murderous conspiracy has played out.
"Murder on the Nile" is directed by Jim Docter, who previously directed Christie's "Mousetrap" for the Barn Theatre. He has also performed and directed at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Riverside Theatre, Lyric Theatre and the Vero Beach Opera Guild.
Michael Feener plays guardian and amateur sleuth Canon Pennefather. Feener most recently appeared in "The Rainmaker." Barn newcomer Garland Sama, who has been active in theater in Texas and New Jersey, plays Simon Mostyn. Lauren Gawel, who directed and performed in "The Marvelous North Pole Variety Show," plays Simon's former lover Jacqueline De Severac.
Also new to the Barn is Gaylon Parker, who plays fellow traveler William Smith; Parker has previously performed at the Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach and at the Titusville Playhouse.
Kay Ridgeway Mostyn is played by Alisha McDarris, Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose is Miss Ffoliot-Ffoulkes, Mary Murphy is Christina Grant, Corinna Germinario is Louise, Tony Richards is Dr. Bessner and Robert Jennings is the steward.
Behind the scenes, Kathleen Weaver is the production's stage manager, set decorator and props manager. Francine Beckstead is the producer; J. Pat Montgomery is technical director and oversees set and lighting design; and Don Cantrell constructed the set and handles sound design.
Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" will run from April 19 through May 5, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $20 and are available Mondays through Fridays at the Barn Theatre box office, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets can also be obtained by calling (772) 287-4884 or online at www.barn-theatre.com.