Henderson State University Theatre will present five performances of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 17, 18, and 20, and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. All performances are in Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. A reception will follow the opening night performance.
A group of people gathered in a country house are cut off by the snow when they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of London’s West End, and the world, running continuously for 65 years and establishing Agatha Christie as a playwright in the public eye.
The cast of the Henderson production includes Anna Brantley of White Hall, Adrian Hinojosa of Hot Springs, LaDarius Jamerson of Fort Smith, Joseph Kalinowski of Searcy, Dakota Mansfield of Benton, Colin Perry of Texarkana, Texas, Savannah Reynolds of Monticello, and Jacey Russell of Morrilton.
The play is under the direction of Douglas Gilpin, professor of theatre, with scenic design by Jennings Johnson of Heber Springs. Lighting design is by Nicholas Bius of Benton, with costume design by William Henshaw, professor of theatre. The stage manager is Magee-Lee Preston of The Colony, Texas.
The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will be open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 13. All seats are reserved. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.
For more information or reservations, call 870-230-5291, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.