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Monday, February 1, 2016

'Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap' at McCarter Center in March



 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a master class in murder/mystery. Called “The cleverest murder mystery of British theatre” by The Daily Telegraph, the world’s longest-running play (currently in its 64rdseason on the West End) contains all the trimmings and trappings of the perfect stage thriller.

Set in the English countryside, The Mousetrap introduces a collection of strangers stranded at a manor house during a horrendous snowstorm. To make matters worse, the group soon discovers a murderer may be among them.

So who’s the killer? Could it be one of the newlyweds (Adam Green and Jessica Bedford) whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage? Maybe it's the spinster with the curious background (Sandra Shipley). It could be the off-kilter architect (Andy Phelan), the straight-laced retired Army Major (Graeme Malcolm), the mysterious woman (Emily Young), or maybe the odd little man who appears at the door unannounced (Thom Sesma). With a suspicious Detective on the case (Richard Gallagher), The Mousetrap hurtles to an exciting conclusion with numerous twists and surprises. Take your best guess, but whatever you do don’t spoil the ending…

The Mousetrap is directed by Adam Immerwahr (The Understudy) and boasts a design team consisting of scenic designer Alexander Dodge (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), costume designer Jess Goldstein and lighting designer Philip Rosenberg (both recently at McCarter for Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery), and sound designer Nick Kourtides (The Understudy).
 McCarter Theatre is located at 91 University Place in Princeton, NJ. For more 
information, www.mccarter.org

The Mousetrap runs March 8 - 27 on the Matthews Stage. Tickets are available now at the McCarter Box Office, online at www.mccarter.org, or by phone at 609-258-2787.


CAST (in alphabetical order)Molly Ralston: JESSICA BEDFORD
Det. Sgt. Trotter: RICHARD GALLAGHER
Giles Ralston: ADAM GREEN
Major Metcalf: GRAEME MALCOLM
Christopher Wren: ANDY PHELAN
Mr. Paravicini: THOM SESMA
Mrs. Boyle: SANDRA SHIPLEY
Miss Casewell: EMILY YOUNG

The actors and stage managers for this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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