On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Tumwater High School drama department opens The Mousetrap, the classic mystery-comedy by Agatha Christie. The play runs for two weeks and closes on Saturday, May 13 at the Tumwater High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door prior to each show.
“We’re beyond excited for this show,” said Mark Alford, the play’s director. “The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the world for a reason. It’s a lot of fun and these kids are really killing it…no pun intended.”
In The Mousetrap, a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are 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. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons before Agatha Christie’s most famous twist ending!
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