How good are you at solving mysteries? You may just get a tip or two when you watch Richland Players Theatre’s presentation of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Christie, and is based on her 1948 short story, “Three Blind Mice”, the same 30-minute radio play that she wrote to commemorate the 80th birthday of Queen Mary. Incidentally, the same play has been continuously running since it opened in London’s West End in 1952, making it the longest initial run of any play in history.
The play revolves around a group of people gathered in a country boarding house and stranded by a snowy blizzard. Everyone panics when they learn that there is a murderer in their midst, the same one who has just committed a murder in London and may yet be on the lookout for more victims. But who among the newly-married couple, the sour and critical spinster, the flamboyant and emotional architecture student, the retired army major, the mysterious guest who showed up without a reservation, and the modern woman harboring many secrets is the murderer? With plenty of twists and turns, you’re in for a surprise.
Catch the Play at These Times
Make sure to catch the play to find out. Show times are at 8PM on January 31 and February 1 and 2, with a 2PM matinee on February 1 and 2. The play is directed by Kristin Lerch and features local actors Samantha Weakley, Will Thurston, Cameron Rush, Nadine Haglin, Bill McMahon, Heidi Dagle, Mark Miranda, and Christopher Wilson.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for children and senior citizens. For further details, you may call Richland Players Theatre at (509) 460-1246.
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