The Racine Lutheran High School Theater Department will present Agatha Christie’s mystery, The Mousetrap. The Mousetrap originally opened in London in 1952 and has continued to the present day, making it the longest running play in history – 65 years! The performance dates are Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.
The story takes place in the countryside outside of London, where Giles and Molly Ralston (Jake Tietyen and Alazea Tamez) have just opened Monkswell Manor Guest House. Unfortunately for the couple, a large snowstorm hits on their opening day. Guests arrive before the roads become snowbound. They hear a radio broadcast about a murder in London and later learn that the murderer may be staying at Monkswell Manor. Besides Giles and Molly, other suspects include Christopher Wren (Petr Jaros), an architect who adores cooking; Mrs. Boyle (Emma Montgomery), a fussy socialite; Major Metcalf (Ben Jung), a retired soldier; Miss Casewell (Hannah Mains), a spinster with a curious background; and Mr. Paravicini (Ben Young), a strange little man who claims his car overturned in a snowdrift. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. Soon after his arrival, a murder is committed, and Detective Sergeant Trotter (Jake Lightner) must probe the backgrounds of all present to find the murderer before a third murder that the police expect is carried out.
Try to sort out the characters and find the murderer before the detective does.
Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizen (55+) and high school students, and middle school and grade school students are admitted free. Advance-purchase tickets can be reserved by calling the school at 637-6538. The school is located at 251 Luedtke Avenue, off Spring Street in Racine.