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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie

Directed by Allan O'Grady Cuseo

Presented in November 2013

All performances are at RAPA's East End Theatre
727 East Main Street in Downtown Rochester

The world's longest running play!

Poster design © Daria Kapitonova.
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The plot of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspectsinclude the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are 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 little 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, than the spinster 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.

The Mousetrap was first presented on the West End by Peter Saunders at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on November 25, 1952. It was directed by Peter Cotes. On March 25th, 1974, this original production transferred to St. Martin's Theatre. Click here to read more about Agatha Christie.

Cast (in order of appearance)

 Mollie Ralston  Denise Bartalo
 Giles Ralston  David Runzo
 Christopher Wren  Jad Jordan
 Mrs. Boyle  Diane Chevron
 Major Metcalf  Brian Smith
 Miss Casewell  Joyce Bagley-Menges
 Mr. Paravicini  Jack Simel
 Detective Sgt. Trotter  John Erasmus Klibanoff

The cast of GRRC's production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

The Cast of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Seated on couch (left to right): Jad Jordan (Christopher Wren), Denise Bartalo (Mollie Ralston), Jack Simel (Mr. Paravicini)

Standing behind couch (left to right): Brian Smith (Major Metcalf), Diane Chevron (Mrs. Boyle), David Runzo (Giles Ralston), Joyce Bagley-Menges (Miss Casewell), Dr. John Erasmus Klibanoff (Sergeant Trotter)