Fort Collins company kicks it off in October with ‘Murder on the Orient Express’


OpenStage Theatre & Company in Fort Collins recently announced its upcoming season:

Essential Season

Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express

By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Bruce K. Freestone

October 30 – November 27, 2021, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

It’s 1934. Snow is falling. What starts as a luxurious journey becomes the scene of a murder in the blink of an eye. Murder on The Orient Express is the clever and quick-witted adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous mystery that will keep you asking, “Whodunit?”

Sense & Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Noah Racey

January 15 – February 12, 2022, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Jane Austin’s classic tale of the Dashwood sisters gets a spirited update from a fresh female playwright. Full of humor and bold theatricality and highlighted by original music and movement, Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressure. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Sydney Parks Smith

March 26 – April 23, 2022, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Winner of four Tony Awards, Hedwig and The Angry Itch is a cabaret, a rock ‘n roll gig and a stand-up act rolled into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. An adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality, love and acceptance.

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, Translated by Brian Hooker

Directed and Adapted by Judith Allen

June 25 – July 23, 2022, outside in the Park at Columbine Health Systems

Full of wordplay and swordplay, as well as the most famous nose in history, Brian Hooker’s translation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is a night of love, mistaken identity and romantic tragedy under the stars. Walk in, bike in or drive in! Featuring nightly food trucks.

Etcetera Season

Cry It Out

By Molly Metzler

Directed by Bryn Frisina

September 3 – September 18, 2021, outside at OBC Wine Project by Odell Brewing Company

Three new mothers, three different backgrounds, one shared struggle, Cry It Out is a comedy with dark edges about the power of female friendship, motherhood and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

The Christians

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Jack Krause

May 20 – June 11, 2022, Location TBA

Today is the 20th anniversary of Pastor Paul’s church. From a storefront to a congregation of thousands, this should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation he has built for his flock. The Christians by Lucas Hnath is a big-little play about faith in America ‒ and the trouble with changing your mind.

Season tickets range from $80 to $200 and individual tickets range from $22-$45. Tickets are available at or 970.221.6730.