The cast of ‘The Mousetrap’

The cast of 'The Mousetrap'

'The Mousetrap' snaps on Huron Playhouse stage

An unparalleled hit in its native London and worldwide, “The Mousetrap,” by prolific mystery writer Agatha Christie, is the longest running play in history and the second production of the Huron Playhouse’s 60th anniversary season. Running nightly Tuesday-Saturday (July 8-12), the show promises to provide an evening of spellbinding suspense.

“Darkness … the music of ‘Three Blind Mice’ is heard in the distance … suddenly a piercing scream … voices shouting … then absolute silence.” Christie’s drama is mystery writing at its finest. Set at a creepy inn during an unexpected blizzard trapping guests inside with the prospect of murder at every turn, the plot provides the audience with a wealth of “whodunit” clues that preserve the suspense till the final curtain.
Making her playhouse directing debut will be veteran company member Heather Williams of Bowling Green. Williams was most recently seen on the playhouse stage as Miss Hannigan in last season’s production of “Annie.” Several members of the theatre and film department are involved in the production as well, including Steve Boone, who has returned to design the set; Esther Iverson, designing the costumes, and Todd P. Canedy, technical director.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly. Ticket prices for all Huron Playhouse productions are $12 for students and senior citizens, $14 for other adults and $9 for children under 12. For reservations and further information, call the Huron Playhouse at 419-433-4744. The box office at McCormick School, 325 Ohio St., is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


July 7, 2008