This January, Court Theatre stages our first Agatha Christie play in the theatre’s 65 year history. Famed for the way she masterfully adapted the tropes of radio drama to the stage in engaging and entertaining murder mysteries, Christie is perhaps one of England’s most prolific authors.
The Mousetrap features one of Christie’s most shocking twists, and holds the record as the longest-running production on the West End, clocking in at over 25,000 total performances. Bringing this famed whodunnit to life is director Sean Graney (The Belle of Amherst and The Mystery of Irma Vep, among others at Court), whose production will eschew cliché and beg for a repeat viewing.
Discussing what initially drew him to this classic work by Agatha Christie, Graney shared that he hopes to explore how everyone is hiding something. He explains:
“The play to me is about how the lies we tell each other become our traps. We can’t honestly connect to each other, because we’re so worried about our lies coming to light.”
The cast features Court favorites and new faces: David Cerda, Kate Fry, Allen Gilmore, Alex Goodrich, Erik Hellman, Tina Muñoz Pandya, Lyonel Reneau, and Hollis Resnik.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exciting mystery and try to solve the murder yourself!