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Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present ‘Murder on the Nile’ with a twist

Friday, February 3, 2017 Aquila Theatre Company
by: Tonya Lowentritt

MURDER ON THE NILE– Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre Company in Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” on Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at 985-543-4371 or online at columbiatheatre.org. Photo credit: Richard Termine.


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre Company in Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” in one performance only on Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Now in its 25th season, Aquila Theatre stages “Murder on the Nile” by one of the great mystery writers in world literature, Agatha Christie, said Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood. As usual with Aquila Theatre Company, there is a twist in the production – something to make it uniquely the company’s own.
     “The production is set in the early 1940s during World War II at the BBC Home Service studios in London,” Blackwood said. “Air raid sirens were a regular occurrence in London during this time as Great Britain was on constant alert to bombings by Germany. Members of the theater troupe have arrived and are preparing for a live radio broadcast of ‘Murder on the Nile.’ But another air raid prevents the full cast from assembling and yet the show must go on somehow.”
     Tickets for the Feb. 17 Columbia show are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at www.columbiatheatre.org, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     Half-price tickets for Southeastern students are available 30 days prior to the show for students with university ID. The limit is one ticket per ID.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the production and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.




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