In this original drama, the court of Kublai Khan’s Xanadu is transposed into the 21st century as one of the largest international corporations on the planet. However, the empire is threatened from within by a savvy financial executive named Ahmad. As Ahmad consolidates power and Khan drinks himself to an early grave, ghosts from the past come back to threaten the fortress they’ve both built for themselves. With unexpected twists in every scene and infused throughout with historical detail, this story serves up a murder mystery most foul and unusual while bringing into the present the largest empire of the ancient world.
A Murder in the Court of Xanadu is being created in conjunction with grants from Illinois Arts Council and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
Written & directed by Corey Bradberry