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“The MouseTrap” to Open CU Theatre Season

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“The MouseTrap” to Open CU Theatre Season

Alexandra Clements and Justin Keller rehearse a scene from Cedarville University’s production of "The Mousetrap." This classic mystery from Agatha Christie will come to the stage October 5-7 and 12-14. For more information, call 1-866-612-0014. Photo Credit: Bob Clements/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

October 4, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University will open its 2006-07 theatre season in October with Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, "The Mousetrap" - the longest running play or musical in history.

"The Mousetrap" takes place in post-World War II England. A young married couple has inherited a large manor house in the English countryside, which they have decided to open as a guest house. On their first day of business their curious and interesting guests arrive along with a massive winter storm, confining everyone to the house. A detective arrives on skis to announce that the address of the house was found on the body of a woman murdered in London. The police are concerned that someone staying in the house might be the next victim. Suspicion grows as the detective attempts to unmask everyone present. When one of the guests is murdered, everyone becomes a suspect. Who will be killed next? The tension and suspicions build to an amazing and surprising climax.

The play is directed by Bob Clements, who is an associate professor of theatre at Cedarville University.

Performances are Oct. 5-7 and 12-14 in the Cedarville University Stevens Student Center Theater. Shows begin at 8 p.m. nightly with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 7 and 14.

Tickets go on sale September 18; cost is $12 for adults and $7 for students. Call 1-866-612-0014 for more information.

The 2006-07 Cedarville University theatre season will also include "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Feb. 1, 3, and 8-10) and "The Glass Menagerie" (March 29-31 and April 12-14). Learn more about these upcoming production.