By Victoria R. Watson, Wildcats Media
PINEVILLE, La. (Wildcats Media) – Theatre Louisiana Christian opened its first show of the 2023-24 season, “The Mousetrap,” on Sept. 7.
“’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, also stage manager for the show.
Written by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap is the longest continuously running murder mystery play in American history, debuting on Oct. 6, 1952.
“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 play opens with Mollie and Giles Ralston, played by freshman Olivia Huffman and sophomore Cayden Walls, preparing their guest home in the London country for their expected guests. However, news spreads of a murder as a blizzard breaks out and floods the roads with impassable snow.
As a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, the guests quickly discover the killer is among them. One by one, the five guests reveal their suspicious pasts.
“The Mousetrap” continues Sept. 14-15 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 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 purchase tickets.