Set during World War II at the BBC Home Service studios in London, Aquila Theatre’s production features members of a theater troupe preparing for a live radio broadcast of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile when yet another air raid threatens the performance. Air raid sirens were a regular occurrence in London during this time as Great Britain was on constant alert to bombings by Germany. Yet somehow, the show goes on and the story unfolds. Famous heiress Kay Ridgeway boards a honeymoon cruise with her penniless new husband, and it's inevitable that foul play will follow. The passenger list on this treacherous journey includes a spurned lover, a protective uncle, a troubled doctor and a slew of other colorful characters, as well as the world-famous investigator Hercule Poirot, who must call on all of his intuition and investigative skills to solve this baffling mystery. This deliciously dangerous murder mystery is one of Dame Christie's most popular tales. For Britain's foremost mystery author, whenever class, wealth, and reputation are on the line, a murder or two cannot be far behind!
Known for its breathtaking interpretations of theatrical classics, Aquila Theatre brings its signature style of thrilling physicality and stunning design to this gripping play. Book a one-way ticket on this Nile cruse and see if you can figure out "whodunit!"
Aquila Theatre will also perform Murder on the Nile at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus on January 22 at 4:00 pm. Learn more.
$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
These five premier tenors of Ireland fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style in this singular concert experience. In their first U.S. tour, The Five Irish Tenors perform a marvelous program of opera arias and beloved Irish songs, including W.B. Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus," and the glorious "Danny Boy." Two extraordinary pianists join Ireland's most popular ensemble as they perform solos, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. Let the celestial voices of these legendary classical performers whisk you away to the emerald isles.
The Five Irish Tenors will also perform at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus on January 28 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.
$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
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