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Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie

North East, MD 2023

Designed By: Baz Wenger

Directed By: Karen Weaver


The following research images were found online after reading the script, which takes place on an Egyptian paddle steamer in the 1920s.

The observation deck image above inspired the idea of the audience facing upstage towards the bow of the boat, as if they're coming on the trip with us. I created two drawings, one where the ship was stage left/right and one with the ship up/downstage.

The director liked the up/downstage version as well, and that design was expanded upon.

In order to make the space more intimate, the use of the false proscenium was included and became the Egyptian setting.

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