AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP
It seems fitting that Metro Theatre, as it approaches its 50th season should be presenting The Mousetrap celebrating 60 years of its London run.
It is 1949, and on a dark snowy night, in the depths of the English countryside, Mollie (Lindsay Nelson) and Giles Rawlston (Matt Parsons) a naïve young couple have just opened their home, the obligatory old country house, with inefficient heating, doubtful plumbing and the smell of dry rot, to paying guests.
As the guests start to arrive, we find they are a mixture of the discontented, Mrs. Boyle (Alison Schamberger), the eccentric , Christopher Wren (Marco Arimare) and Mr Paravicini (Jesse Inocalla), and the enigmatic, Major Metcalf (Rob Gillespie) and Miss Casewell (Rebecca Strom).When one of the guests is murdered, a young detective ,Sergeant Trotter (Jordan Spanjers) arrives, seemingly out of nowhere and then the investigation begins.
With direction and set design by Dwayne Campbell, lighting design by Miles Lavkulich, costume design by Alex Zylstra , and hair and make-up by Rob Walters, this promises to be a brain teasing puzzle for all Christie lovers.
Metro Theatre will present The Mousetrap Saturday April 12 with a $10 preview on April 11 and will run Thursday to Saturday at 8pm until May 12,with 3 Sunday matinees, April 22 and 29 and May 6 at 2pm.The theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive. Free parking is available next to the theatre, and on the street and paid parking at the nearby Fraser Arms or under the bridge. To order tickets, call Metro Theatre at 604 266 7191 or buy them at the door, subject to availability. Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $19 for seniors and students. Metro Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides listening devices upon request.