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September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm PDT $22 - $24
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Sept. 7 – Sept 30
‘Theatrical treasure.” Chicago Tribune. “Devastating conclusion.” New York Times “Christie’s trap still snaps.” – Timeout London
Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” holds the record as the world’s longest running play and with good reason. When it comes to edge-of-your-seat suspense and devious murder mystery, Christie literally wrote the book. A snowstorm traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. “The Mousetrap” has an especially shrewd, double-barreled plot, which involves the audience not just in unmasking the murderer but in the detection of the next victim. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. The shocking and diabolically clever ending is a Christie trademark and gives Hitchcock a run for his money. Another superb intrigue by the foremost mystery writer of her time.