Poirot is Coming to the Oregon Cabaret
September 16 @ 8:00 pm - November 7 @ 3:00 pm$15 – $43
Poirot: Murder on the Links Opens at the Oregon Cabaret on 9/16
Poirot: Murder on the Links, an adaptation of the novel The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie, brings the the famous detective Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings to life on the Cabaret stage.
Poirot arrives in France to find his client brutally murdered and lying face down in a shallow grave on a golf course in a coat too small for him and a love letter from a mysterious woman in his pocket. Before Poirot can get to the bottom of why, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.
“This is a real gordian knot of a mystery – one of Agatha Christie’s most fiendish,” says adapter Rick Robinson. “The relationships in this novel are also really well drawn – it has conflict between Poirot and his faithful ally, Captain Hastings, and a romantic storyline for Hastings as well. I think the main draw for audiences is the mystery and to see these characters come to life in our intimate space, and Louis Lotorto, who plays Poirot, and Galloway Stevens, who plays Hastings, are really just doing incredibly detailed, brilliant work.”
New COVID Safety Protocols
The Oregon Cabaret has updated its mask and vaccination policy for the remainder of the 2021 season which includes:
Poirot: Murder on the Links
HalloQueen Drag Show
One Night Only Performances
Patrons must show one of the following to enter the building:
Proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance date, OR
A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance, OR
A negative rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance
A photocopy or digital photo of your vaccination card or test results form is acceptable.
Patrons who do not voluntarily show their vaccination card or a negative COVID test and do not wear a mask will not be allowed into the theater.
Children under 12 years of age do not need proof of vaccination or COVID test but must wear a mask. Children six years of age and younger are not permitted at performances.
All patrons 12 years and older are required to wear masks when in the theater except when actively eating at their table. This means wearing masks when walking through the theater, sitting at the table while waiting for your food/drinks, and during the performance.
The Cabaret will reschedule tickets, release them for an in-house credit, or refund them if anyone is not comfortable with the new safety protocols.
The Cast of Poirot
Louis Lotorto, a former member of OSF’s acting company and a longtime veteran of LA theatre makes his Cabaret debut as Hercule Poirot and Cabaret associate artistic Galloway Stevens is Captain Hastings. Galloway is joined by fellow Cabaret veterans Galen Schloming (Baskerville, Sign of the Four, Double Trouble), Katie Beck (The 39 Steps, 9 to 5, Chicago), Renee Hewitt (Steel Magnolias, Backwards in High Heels), Justin Waggle (The 39 Steps), Tim Fullerton (Mamma Mia!), and Haley Jane Forsyth (Once, She Loves Me).
If it were a movie, Poirot: Murder on the Links would be rated PG for mild onstage violence and discussions of murder.
The Creative Team
Todd Neilsen’s (director) prior OCT Directing credits include Million Dollar Quartet (2018), and Plaid Tidings (2007). Onstage Todd appeared in last season’s Sweeney Todd. Other regional directing credits include A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, A Little Night Music (Camelot Theatre); Death Takes A Holiday, Into the Breeches! (Collaborative Theatre Project); Resident Director of Disney’s The Lion King National Tour. He has also directed numerous productions in Southern California. He is also the current Associate Artistic Director of Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford, OR.
Rick Robinson (adapter) has served as the director for the Cabaret’s Sherlock Holmes & The Sign of the Four, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, The 39 Steps, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Baskerville. He wrote the book for Cabaret’s world premiere musical, The Pine Mountain Lodge and the adaptation for the Cabaret’s version of The Sign of the Four and A Christmas Carol. Rick has directed four shows at the Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford – Leading Ladies, Lend Me a Tenor: The Musical, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Sherwood. A founding member of Lucid by Proxy in Los Angeles, Rick has had eight plays produced in Los Angeles, and one, Asymmetry, published by Samuel French and produced in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
The Poirot design team includes set designer Brian Redfern (Picasso at the Lapin Agile), lighting designer Chris Wood (Once, Sign of the Four), props designer James Xavier (Steel Magnolias), sound designer Kim Carbone (Mamma Mia!, Miracle on 34th St), costume designer Lauren Blair (Sign of the Four), and wig designer Virginia Carol Hudson (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Beehive).
Show Dates and Additional Information
Poirot has a preview on September 16th, opens on September 17th and closes on Sunday, November 7th. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and select Wednesday nights.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, cocktails, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. Tickets are $43 for A level seating with limited $39 B level seating available for all performances. The Cabaret offers a 15% ticket discount for groups of twelve or more for select ticket types and performances. $15 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.