The NCHS Thespians have begun rehearsals for MURDER ON THE NILE, a radio show, a murder mystery, and a dinner theater! This play is based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel Death on the Nile

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

MURDER ON THE NILE premieres Saturday, December 4 at 6pm and Sunday, December 5 at 2pm on the NCHS stage. For this production, both performances are dinner theater!  Saturday’s 6pm meal will be dinner salad, smothered steak, twice-baked casserole, green beans and corn, dinner roll, chocolate layered dessert, and iced tea and water. On Sunday we will serve brunch at 2pm: fruit, cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole with coffee and water. Both meals will be catered by Home Cookin’.

Dinner theater tickets are $17, payable to NCHS Theater. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Email Angelia Steiner at or call/text her at 785.294.2087. You may also call NCHS at 785.336.3557. DEADLINE TO RESERVE TICKETS IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO RESERVE YOUR SEATS EARLY!

The characters in Murder on the Nile are as follows:

Bead Sellers, pesky peddlers trying to get a buck: Katie Tangeman & Kaitlyn Bennett

Steward, the head waiter: William Lueger

Helen Ffoliot-Ffoulkes, a wealthy snob: Allison Schmelzle

Christina Grant, Helen's niece: Hillary Stallbaumer

Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the "richest girl in England": Lilly Schultejans

Simon Mostyn, Kay's husband: Slade Uselton

Louise, Kay's maid: Kyndall Sextro

Dr. Bessner,  a doctor from a country ruined by Kay's father:  Levi Kraisinger

Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay's uncle and guardian: Jacob Anderson

Jacqueline de Severac, Kay's ex-best friend and Simon's ex-fiancée: Leann Dalinghaus 

William Smith, a wise-cracking "kid": Kaleb Reitz

McNaught, the Lotus's captain: Dylan Lortscher

Police Official:  Garrett Schmelzle

Understudies: Samantha Holthaus and Alan Lambrecht

Student Director/Narrator: Belle Hammes

Stage Manager: Ryan Uphaus

Assistant Stage Manager: Alayna Scism