The LowellArts Players will perform a classic “who-dunnit” play, The Mousetrap, by the foremost mystery writer of her time, Agatha Christie. This murder mystery will be performed at Larkin’s Other Place, 315 W. Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331 on October 28th, 29th, 30th and November 4th, 5th, and 6th. The Mousetrap is set at the Monkswell Manor Guest House, where a group of strangers is stranded during a major thunderstorm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the couple who run the house, a spinster, an architect, a retired Army major, a magistrate and a strange little man. A policeman no sooner arrives when a murder occurs!
Performed on stage at the historic Strand Theater, now called Larkin’s Other Place, the play is offered as a Dinner Theater with a cash bar on all dates. Dinner theater begins at 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings (October 28th & 29th and November 4th & 5th), show-only tickets are available with a 7:30pm start time. Sunday Matinee Dinner theater begins at 1:30pm (October 30th & November 6th), show-only tickets are available with a 2:30pm start time. Advanced tickets are required for Dinner Theater. Show tickets are $14 to $18. Dinner is an additional $13. Purchase tickets on-line at www.lowellartsmi.org, by calling 616-897-8545, or at the LowellArts office 149 S. Hudson St, Lowell, Tues-Fri 10am-5pm.
The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play, opening first as a short radio play broadcast in 1947, called Three Blind Mice, in honor of Queen Mary. Agatha Christie’s “who-dunnit” play has run continuously in London for sixty years. The murderer’s identity is divulged near the end of the play, in an unusual twist ending. By tradition, at the end of each performance, audiences are asked not to reveal the identity of the killer to anyone outside the theater, to ensure that the end of the play is not spoiled for future audiences.
The LowellArts Players are excited to present this play with a talented group of actors. The cast includes: Matt Tawney as TROTTER, Diana Roush as MOLLIE RALSTON, Nancy Wood as MRS. BOYLE, Laurie Kuna as MISS CASEWELL, John Foley as PARAVICINI, Dan Jones as GILES RALSTON, Peter Osborne as MAJOR METCALF, Brent Alles as CHRISTOPHER WREN. The play is directed by Ron Wood.
LowellArts has been connecting regional artists and audiences through visual and performing arts in the greater Lowell community since 1977. Annual programming includes – The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series with 10 live outdoor concerts on the Flat River Thursday nights throughout the summer. The Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts outdoor 2-day art fair showcasing the works of over 100 artists with over 25,000 attendees. Three multi-weekend community theater productions by the LowellArts Players. And, six visual arts exhibitions including the LowellArts Holiday Artists Market and the West Michigan Art Competition.