The Mousetrap

Directed by Ed Staats

March 23 to April 14, 2001

The 2nd production of the 2001 Season

Written by: Agatha Christie

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are 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. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

The Production Team

Ed Staats Director
Joyce Perkins Stage Manager, Prop Designer
Candy Plato Costume Designer
Dottie Chenier Hair & Make-up Designer
Rick Deovlet Special Effects Designer
Pamela Ciochetti Dialect Coach
Dave Guilmette Lighting & Sound Designer
Steven Mattes Board Operator
Greg Ferrar Lighting Crew
Celia Reed Production Assistant
Terri Nelson Scenic Artist
Jim Fithian Set Designer
Jack Magee Master Carpenter
Karen Atkinson Set Construction
Dana Bergeman Set Construction
Suzanne Doerr Set Construction
Tony Geraci Set Construction
Lucie Hager Set Construction
Graham Moloy Set Construction
Judith Tokieda Set Construction
Rosaleen Nardi Trinca Set Construction
Joyce Perkins Set Construction

The Cast

Lucie Hager Molly Ralston
Dana Bergeman Giles Ralston
Chris Verrill Christopher Wren
Suzanne Doerr Mrs. Boyle
Roger Genereux Major Metcalf
Judith Tokieda Miss Casewell
Tony Geraci Mr. Paravicini
Brian Levi Detective Sergeant Trotter