September 16th - November 7th, 2021



The Story

Based on Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery, Murder on the Links features famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings. Poirot arrives in France to find his client brutally murdered and lying face down in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And for whom was the impassioned love letter in the pocket? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.

A World Premiere

This new adaptation of the classic novel will be workshopped in the Spring with director Todd Nielsen and adapter Rick Robinson, and will make its world premiere on the Oregon Cabaret when it opens in the Fall!


Were it movie, Poirot:Murder on the Links would be rated PG-13, with mild onstage violence, some adult themes, and discussions of violent crime.


$43 A Level Seating / $39 B Level Seating / $25 C Level Seating

Show Times

All matinees start at 1 pm and all evening shows start at 8pm

Excellent show. Nice setting and great to be able to eat dinner beforehand.

Glen H on Google Reviews, 9/19/21

Top drawer talent
Wonderful evening
Great waitstaff
You are in for a treat

Sally C on Google Reviews, 9/20/21

Praise for Poirot from Critics


"Directed by Todd Nielsen, “Poirot” is a sumptuously produced play that features delightful acting along with transforming sets and perfectly timed staging."

Lee Juillerat, Klamath Falls Herald and News

"Thanks to a clever adaptation of Dame Christie's story - written by OCT's Executive Director, Rick Robinson - and effective casting and pacing by Todd Nielsen, the production shines with humor and complex ply, rife with red herrings."

Stephanie Bartlett, Ashland Sneak Preview

Overall, the performance was an incredible experience. The cast was a well-blended mix of actors who doubled for various parts but were flawless in their execution of the different roles. Throughout the show, there were a few musically sung scenes that allowed for a smooth set transition to occur. There was even a little romance that left the audience in laughter and surprise, since it is a murder mystery.

Mekenzie Brock

The Siskiyou

Praise for Poirot from Facebook 


"We were there Saturday night. Great dinner and fabulous show!"

"Six of us were thrilled to attend the mid day performance today. Food and beverages were wonderful. The actors were superb! Do not pass the opportunity to see this play, it was one of the best we have seen in years!!"

"DO NOT pass the opportunity to attend this amazing production."

"We attended the matinee today. Wonderful performance, great cast. Thanks!"

"Just saw it! Wonderful job as always. My favorite theater❤"

"Was there for last Saturday matinee. You must not pass this opportunity by."

"It was a great performance"

"It was a great show! Loved it❤"


Love the plays and dinner theater. Great food, service and atmosphere. Love the location in historic downtown Ashland.

Debbie V on Google Reviews 9/16/21

Meet the Cast



Hercule Poirot

A native of Seattle and proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA for over 30 years, Louis has worked primarily in regional theatre along the famed I-5 corridor. Regional credits include The Shakespeare Theatre Co. in Washington, D.C.(Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Ariel in THE TEMPEST), 2 years with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival(Ashland, Or), 4 years with the California Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Portland Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Artists' Repertory Theatre(Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor as Ned in THE NORMAL HEART/DESTINY OF ME), A Contemporary Theatre(Seattle), Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Sierra Repertory Theatre and the Lawrence Welk Resort near San Diego. 




Galloway was last seen on the OCT stage as the title role in Sweeney Todd. Other OCT credits include Sagot in Picasso At The Lapin Agile, Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, The Emcee in Cabaret, Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 to 5, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other regional performance credits include Don Quixote in The Man of La Mancha (Harlequin Productions); Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (Pacific Conservatory Theatre); Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (Temple Theatre Company). Feel free to follow on Instagram, @thegallo_way.

Renee Hewitt

Renee Hewitt

Madame Dubreuil/Madame Renauld

Renee is returning to the OCT stage after appearing in Backwards In High Heels as Lela Rogers and The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee as Rona Lisa Piretti. Other regional credits include Dancing At Lughnasa - Kate Mundy (Collaborative Theatre Project); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - The Player, Man of La Mancha - Aldonza (The Camelot); Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Germaine, Dracula: A Musical Nightmare - Faith (San Jose Stage); Oliver! - Nancy (Cabrillo Stage); The Yogi Bear Show & In Concert '87 , Beach Blanket Babylon's 20th Extravaganza - Dancer (Great America).




Tim is returning to the OCT stage after appearing as Sam in Mamma Mia! He comes to us from Saratoga, CA. Other regional credits include Sweeney Todd (Actor’s Theatre of Indiana/Carmel Symphony Orchestra), Henry IV pt. 1, Les Blanc, Cymbeline (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Macbeth, The Mikado (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Translations (Rep Stage), Othello, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Mamma Mia, The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence, Newsies, Julius Caesar, Pirates of Penzance, Stand-Up-Tragedy, The Secret Garden, (Pacific Conservatory Theater), Jesus Christ Superstar (Santa Barbara CLO), Three Musketeers (American Musical Theatre), A Christmas Carol, ReUnion (Fords Theater), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (San Jose Stage), among others. “My love to Anthony and Olivia.”




Galen is returning to Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Previous OCT credits include John Watson, Sign of the Four & Baskerville; Anthony, Sweeney Todd; Brad Majors, Rocky Horror; Bobby Martin, Double Trouble; Harold, S'Wonderful; Chip, Ali Baba. Other regional credits include PCPA: Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher, Peter and the Starcatcher; Paco (u/s Don Quixote), Man of La Mancha; Quartet/Ensemble (u/s Pickering), My Fair Lady; Ensemble, Christmas is Here Again. The Marriott Theatre: Nathan Anderson, Shenandoah. The Shedd Institute: Tom Trainor, No No Nanette; Dick Trevor, Lady Be Good; Marcellus Washburn, The Music Man. Central Coast Shakespeare: Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet. Metropolis Theatre: Leonard Aster, Peter and the Starcatcher. Sierra Repertory Theatre: Superintendent, The Drowsy Chaperone. Camelot Theatre: Billy Lawlor; 42nd Street; Cain/Japheth, Children of Eden. Love always to Madeline, Mom and friends/family!




Haley is returning to the OCT stage after appearing as Ex-Girlfriend/Ensemble in Once, Ensemble She Loves Me,  Understudy: Poppy, Belinda, Brooke in Noises Off, Understudy: Judy, Doralee, Female Swing in 9 to 5 the Musical; Ensemble Swing in Cabaret. Other regional credits include Ellen in Wounded (Merry War Theatre Group); Hollette/Vocalist in Siamsa Celtic Christmas (Reno Irish Dance Company). She received her training University of Nevada Reno, Associates of Arts- Musical Theatre: Truckee Meadows Community College. Haley would like to “thank those who loved her enough to believe in her.”

Katie Beck

Katie Beck


Previous OCT productions include Chicago The 39 Steps, 9 to 5, Every Christmas StoryWhat A Glorious FeelingLet's Misbehave, and The Winter Wonderettes. Other Oregon credits include: It's a Wonderful LifeBOOM!The Great Gatsby and Ordinary DaysKatie is a graduate of Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Some PCPA credits include: Our Town, Much Ado About Nothing, Hairspray, and Guys and DollsKatie has also preformed over 20 shows with The Great American Melodrama. TGAM is also where she met her incredible husband, Andrew. Katie would like to thank Jim Giancarlo being the first to welcome her to the OCT family.




Justin returns to the OCT stage after last being seen as The Narrator in the 2019 production of The Rocky Horror Show. Other OCT credits include Understudying Harry & Bill in Mamma Mia!, and Clown 1 in The 39 Steps. Other regional performance credits include Bud in Bridges of Madison County, Vittorio in Death Takes a Holiday, Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, Sir Guy of Gisbourne in Sherwood (Collaborative Theatre Project). He is the proud Runner-up in an Alex Boyles look-alike contest. Justin would like to “thank Rick for bending the knee. He would like to thank Val for adhering to his strict professional standards and code of ethics. Finally, he would like to thank Todd for giving him a harassment-free environment so he can make art and not just the usual smut. Let's put last year behind us okay guys?”

Poirot casting TBD


The Team

Director - Todd Nielsen
Writer - Rick Robinson
Assistant Director - Alex Boyles
Scenic Designer - Brian Redfern^
Lighting Designer - Chris Wood^
Costume Designer - Lauren Blair
Prop Designer - James Paul Xavier
Technical Director - Drew Bangs
Production Manager - Julie Bangs