Venue: Stageworks Theatre Garza Mainstage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Directed by Debra Schultz
Teen production Directed by Ray Rhoads
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
July 22-August 7, 2022
Additional weekend performed by teen students:
August 12 - 14, 2022
The world's longest-running play!
After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, who arrives on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; 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. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.
"A still-marvelous whodunit...fiendishly fabulous...The Mousetrap deserves to make a killing." - Chicago Sun Times
"The Mousetrap, of course, is a masterpiece of misdirection. Thriller writers are like magicians and mind readers; the best of them constantly persuade you to look in the wrong direction, to think about anything by the actual logic of the plot. Of all the stage versions of Christie's books, The Mousetrap is by far the best, perhaps because of its genesis as a radio play." - The Chicago Tribune
"The Mousetrap is not a star vehicle; the play and its author are the stars." - The Guardian