News Staff Report
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts production of Agatha Christy’s Mousetrap opens next week.
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm – and one them 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 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.
Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
Members of the cast are
Mollie Ralston – Gretchen McPherson
Giles Ralston – Dietrich Bondurant
Christopher Wren – Rob Arrant
Mrs. Boyle – Pam Dees
Major Metcalfe – Nathan Lindsey
Miss Casewell – Hanna Boutwell
Mr. Paravicini – Cade Vickery
Sargent Trotter – Skyler Hursh
Show dates are Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15 through 17, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.
Tickets ($7 for GECA members, $10 for all others) are available at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street, and at the box office. You may reserve your tickets by calling Atmore News, 368-6397 (NEWS).