Brought To You By LCU; Written by Carmen Taffi, Wildcats Media
Theatre Louisiana Christian (tlc) is opening its first show of the 2023-24 season on Sept. 7 with “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie.
“The Mousetrap is an exciting whodunit dramatic mystery filled with comedic twists and turns that will keep everyone on the edge of their seat,” said LCU senior theatre major Colleen Andrews, who is stage managing the show.
The show is the longest continuously-running murder mystery play in American history — beginning Oct. 6, 1952, and running until March 16, 2020. It just celebrated its 70th year of touring.
“With such a diverse mix of majors from across the campus, it’s even more impressive how the students have been handling this material,” said Enrico Cannella, assistant professor of music and director of the play. “It’s been such a joy to work with such a creative group at LCU. This family-friendly mystery captures the ‘Murder She Wrote’ charm, and if you care to come a second time, it may be nice to find the hidden clues.”
The news spreads of a murder in London as a blizzard breaks out and floods the roads with impassable snow. Five guests find themselves stuck at a guest house in the country. Unexpectedly a police sergeant arrives, and the guests soon find out that there is a killer in their midst. One by one the five guests reveal their suspicious pasts. Mollie and Giles Ralston, played by freshman Olivia Huffman and sophomore Cayden Walls, must care for these five guests as all of them, including themselves, are interrogated by the police about the sudden murders.
Everyone has something to hide. But are their secrets deadly, or did they just want a quiet place to reside?
Come find out who has done it Sept. 7-8 and 14-15 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for LCU students, faculty, and staff; $12 for senior citizens and non-LCU students and $15 for general admission. Groups of 10 or more can attend for $10.
Visit Https://www.purplepass.com/#u53593/Theatre_Louisiana_Christian.html to get your tickets.