HSU Theatre to present 'The Mousetrap'

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

ARKADELPHIA -- Henderson State University Theatre will present five performances of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and 20, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

All performances are in Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. A reception will follow the opening night performance.

In the play, a group of people gathered in a country house are cut off by the snow when they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

"The Mousetrap" is the longest-running play in the history of London's West End, and the world, running continuously for 65 years and establishing Agatha Christie as a playwright in the public eye, a news release said.

The cast of the Henderson production includes Anna Brantley of White Hall, Adrian Hinojosa of Hot Springs, LaDarius Jamerson of Fort Smith, Joseph Kalinowski of Searcy, Dakota Mansfield of Benton, Colin Perry of Texarkana, Texas, Savannah Reynolds of Monticello, and Jacey Russell of Morrilton.

The play is under the direction of Douglas Gilpin, professor of theater, with scenic design by Jennings Johnson of Heber Springs. Lighting design is by Nicholas Bius of Benton, with costume design by William Henshaw, professor of theater. The stage manager is Magee-Lee Preston of The Colony, Texas.

The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will be open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. beginning Monday. All seats are reserved. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.

Call 870-230-5291 or email theatre@hsu.edu for more information or reservations.

Entertainment on 11/10/2017
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