|Cast announced for three-act school play|
The popular Agatha Christie mystery play “The Mousetrap” will be presented by Chase County Schools April 24-25. “The Mousetrap” is one of the longest-running plays ever on stage in London, England.
According to Director Cathy Howard:
When newlyweds Mollie and Giles Ralston (Bonnie Cochran and Chevy Smith) open Monkswell Manor as a guest house in the English countryside near London, they get more than they bargained for.
All of the guests who made reservations have managed to arrive in spite of a worsening snow storm. Soon after, an unscheduled guest (Bryan Bischoff as Mr. Paravicini) appears—without luggage— claiming his car overturned in a snowdrift.
Then, a police Sergeant (Jacob Boggs) arrives on skis because the roads have become impassible. He brings news that a murderer is on the loose and may be headed their way.
To make matters worse, the phone has gone dead and one of their number becomes the murderer’s next victim! One by one, each remaining person at Monkswell Manor is discovered to be hiding something, and each comes under suspicion until the identity of the murderer becomes known.
Other cast includes Mark Gaschler as Christopher Wren, Elizabeth Morse as Mrs. Boyle, Josh Richmond as Major Metcalf and Jaqueline Smith as Miss Casewell.
Tickets may be obtained by contacting cast members or by leaving a message on Ext. 219 at the school. Reserved ticket prices are $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for students and senior citizens. They will be 50 cents more at the door.
The performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium April 24 and 25.