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Ken Ludwig's Lighthearted, Comic-Take On 'Murder On The Orient Express' At Hartford Stage

Ken Ludwig's Lighthearted, Comic-Take On 'Murder On The Orient Express' At Hartford Stage

Ken Ludwig is ubiquitous. He’s in Hartford. He’s in New Haven. He’s on a train. His game is afoot.

Ludwig’s one of the most popular playwrights in the world today. This month, two major Connecticut theaters are loading up with Ludwig works. First up is his lighthearted new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” running through March 18 at Hartford Stage.

Then comes “Baskerville,” Ludwig’s freewheeling take on the Sherlock Holmes adventure “The Hound of the Baskervilles” at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven Feb. 28 through March 25.

Hundreds of productions of Ludwig’s plays happen every year. The most popular are his backstage-at-an-opera-house...

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