Saturday, November 18, 2017

City Theatre presents THE MOUSETRAP

Enter the world of murder, mystery, and the mastermind of Agatha Christie as City Theatre begins the 12th season with the world’s most popular crime drama The Mousetrap. CTC guest director Stephen R. Reynolds directs the production and features the cliffhanging cast of Stacy Trammell, Levi Gore, Dillon Dority, Alexzandria Siprian, Elise Odgen, Denver Surgener, Justin Heller, and Darren Scharf.

The scene is set when a group of unsuspecting guests gather in a country house cut off by the snow and discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst! Who can it be? 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. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie creates an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner!

Renowned English writer Agatha Christie, known as the ‘Queen of Crime’, wrote over 66 detective novels and 13 plays. She is best known as the creator of detective Hercule Poirot and village mystery-solver Miss Marple. She has sold over 2 billion books and 30 feature films and 100 television movies have been made from her works. According to Index Translationum, her books have been translated into more than 50 different languages, and her works rank third, after William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most widely published books. Her novel And Then There Were None deserves special mention with 100 million copies being sold, and her work The Mousetrap is credited as the world’s longest running play. The show opened in London’s West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since with over 23,000 performances. For her noteworthy contribution in the field of detective stories, she received several awards, including the Grand Master Award and an Edgar Award, and her created character Poirot is the only fictional character for which The New York Times published an obituary.

The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 12th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin American-Statesman’s Austin 360.

CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2017 – 2018 season.

The Mousetrap opens Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through Sunday, October 29, 2017, with shows at 8 PM and matinee performances on Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets start at $15 and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can also make reservations requests online. All general and guaranteed reserved Seats not purchased or claimed five minutes before curtain will be released. Students tickets are available for any show for $15. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available, call 512-524-2870 or email info@citytheatreaustin.org.


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