Check out these production shots from Great Lake Theater's new production of THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie.
Drew Barr directs the production; the first staging of Christie’s classic in the company’s history. The show runs until the 25th of March.
The Mousetrap is the longest running theatrical production in history. The iconic play has been running continuously in London for the past sixty years - accumulating over 24,500 performances. To commemorate the play’s diamond anniversary, sixty official productions have been licensed worldwide. Great Lakes Theater’s staging numbers among the sixty. The Mousetrap is based on a radio play called Three Blind Mice which Agatha Christie originally wrote for the occasion of Queen Mary’s 80th birthday in 1947. Christie subsequently adapted it into a stage play several years later.
Mysterious twists and thrilling turns abound when a group of strangers stranded in a guest house during a snowstorm discover that a murderer is in their midst. Whodunnit? Is it one of the suspicious newlyweds or the spinster with the curious background? Perhaps it’s the architect, the retired Army major or the strange man running from his past. In an evening of exhilarating intrigue, Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery unfolds to a surprising conclusion. The identity of the killer in the play is a closely guarded secret and, famously, audiences for The Mousetrap must take a pledge not to reveal whodunit.