Murder mystery at the Newton Community Theatre begins tonight
Christie's 'The Mousetrap' arrives just in time for spooky season
“The Mousetrap,” an Agatha Christie murder mystery that first opened in London in 1952, has been running continually since and has the longest initial run of any play in history. The Newton Community Theatre's production of "The Mousetrap," directed by Linda Campbell and Jamie Grout, can be seen tonight, Saturday and Sunday, plus Oct. 11, 12 and 13.
Radio news reveals that Maureen Lyon has been murdered in London. The mystery is set in the great hall of Monkswell Manor, a guest house run by Mollie and Giles Ralston, played by Lynette Baker and John Dougan. As guests arrive, coming in from an ever-worsening snowstorm, each brings an odd personality, not endearing them to one another or to their hosts.
Harriet Harmelink portrays the constantly complaining Mrs. Boyle. She is joined by Terry Faidley as the erratic Christopher Wren, Steve McKinstry as commanding Army retiree Major Metcalf and Kristine Perkins as the aloof Miss Casewell, who speaks offhandedly about her horrific childhood. The group soon is joined by Mr. Paravicini, portrayed by Mike McKenna, who, in an obviously feigned foreign accent, claims his car has been stuck in the snow.
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